Ford County Obituaries
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ABBOTT nee RIDENOUR
Died At her home in this city, of consumption, on Friday afternoon, December
29th, 1893, Mrs. Hattie S. Abbott, aged 27
years, 6 months and 7 days.
Deceased was the only daughter of Rev.
C. N. Ridenour, of this county, and was
born in Belleville, Ohio, July 22, 1866.
When but a few months over four years old
death invaded their home and she was left
motherless. She removed to this county
with her grand-parents in the fall of 1880.
In the spring of 1886 she was converted to
the cause of Christ, and was a member
and worker in the Presbyterian church in
this city. On October 6th, 1891, she was
married to Geo. O. Abbott, son of Judge
A. J. Abbott, and resided subsequently in
The funeral obsequies were held at the
Presbyterian church last Sunday at 11 a.
m. The Methodist, Christian and Baptist
churches dispensed with morning services,
and all who could gain admission attended
the solemn rites paid to the dead. In the
pulpit, on either side of Pastor Glendenning, Revs. Collins and Waller occupied
seats. Before them lay the casket wreath
ed in flowers, and beyond a vast audience
in every individual soul of which there
must have risen during the services emotions and sentiments purer and more sublime than are nurtured in our daily walks
The services opened with the usual in
vocation, followed by a hymn and reading
of the scripture. Then the choir consisting of Mrs. S. Jay Crunbine, Mr. and
Mrs. E. T. Thome and Mr. J. M. King,
with Miss Drake at the organ , rendered
the anthem "She's Gone to Rest," which
was followed with prayer by Rev. Collins. Mrs. Crunbine sang the departed
one's favorite song, "One Sweetly Solemn
Thought," and hardly had the echoes of
the singer's closing words subsided when
Rev. J. S. Glendenning arose and proceeded to deliver one of the greatest sermons
of this class ever heard from a pulpit in
this city. After the sermon Rev. Waller
read the hymn. "Asleep in Jesus," which
was sung, and the services closed with an
invitation to review the remains. A large
number of friends followed the procession
to Maple Grove cemetery. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Friday, 1-5-1894)
ADAMS nee HURLEY
Theresa Jane Hurley was born in
Augusta, Ky., A. D. December 10th,
1820. In childhood she moved to Brookville, Franklin county, Ind., with her
widowed mother where she was married
to W. V. Adams February 25th, 1839.
She died December 28th, 1893, aged 73
years 18 days.
She united with the M. E. church in
her 17th year. She again moved to
Middletown, Mo., in the fall of 1868,
where she again united with the Baptist
church and was immersed in the year
1874. In the Fall of 1882 she received
the blessing of sanctification Through
Christ, and lived in that faith the remainder of her days. She moved to
Kansas in A. D. 1887. She put her name in
the Congregationist church at Concord.
In her testimony she stated that she did
not join that church expecting any benefit from it but that her membership
might influence her children and neighbors. She never was ashamed to own
her God, and in her latest testimony's
she stated that her path grew brighter all
the way. She leaves an aged companion
of which her dying words were, "children,
take care of your poor old father." She
was the mother of eight children, of
whom two died in infancy and the remaining six still live to mourn her loss.
She also leaves three sons-in-law, three
daughters-in-law, and is the grandmother
of forty children, and great grandmother
of twelve.(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 1-5-1894)
Died On Thursday, Nov. 15, 1894, at
her home in Sterling, Kansas, Sarah D.
Barber, wife of Nathaniel Barber, aged
73 years 7 months and 12 days.
Mrs. Barber was the mother of Mrs.
Henry Heustis of this city, and became
well known and highly esteemed by a
number of Mrs. Heustis friends in
Dodge City. She left a husband, three
sons and one daughter to mourn her
death. They were all present at her
death-bed except one son who lives in
California. Mrs. Heustis went down
two days before her mother's death.
Deceased was injured by a fall some
weeks ago, from the effects of which
she was taken down sick the Sunday before her death. She realized that the
end was near when first taken down, but
was fully prepared for the great change,
and told her aged companion they must
now part, after having lived together
nearly fifty years, assuring him however
that they would soon meet again.
When a girl ten years old she was
soundly converted, and testified in her
old age that she had never since that
time lost the living faith.
Though relatives and friends may
weep, their loss is her gain.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-23-1894)
Charles C. Bassett, well known to the
old residents of Dodge City, died in Hot
Springs, Ark., on Sunday last, of inflammatory rheumatism. Bassett was
city marshal of Dodge City, and for two
years sheriff of Ford county, in the
seventies. Some years age he went to
Kansas City and engaged in the saloon
business, but failed in this business. The
Kansas City Star gives a sensational account of his life and service in Dodge
City. Bassett was not the "bad man"
the Star pictures him, but he was a cool
and fearless officer. He had some good
traits of character, and was a peaceable
man. His later life was devoted to sporting matters. He was born in New Bedford, Mass., about 49 years ago.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 1-9-1896)
In this city on Sunday evening, May 12, 1889, Allen Bruce, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Beeson; aged two years nine months, of congestion of the brain.
The funeral services took place at the residence on Tuesday, Rev. N. G.
(Dodge City Times, 5-16-1889)
Died, at his home in Clark Co., John B. Bell, on Saturday, March 3, 1894. He
lacked but a few days of being 19 years old. Funeral sermon was preached by
Rev. Meredith, Monday. He was interred in Bucklin Cemetery by the Sons of
Veterans, of which deceased was a member, being chaplain of E. H. Madison
Camp, S. V., at the time of his death. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 3-9-1894)
Died Last night at 1 o'clock, Fred
Berg, age 60 years. Mr. Berg had been
in poor health for some time, suffering
with stomach trouble, and he was unable
to retain much nourishment. He had
eaten supper and retired to bed at the
usual time, and passed away as peacefully as did his wife, who died about a
year ago. Mr. Berg and family came to
Dodge City about 20 years ago. The
family have the sympathy of every one
in their affliction.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 12-15-1898)
The community was shocked Saturday
morning, by the announcement of the
death of Mrs. Mary Berg, wife of Fred
Berg, that occurred suddenly of heart
disease, the evening previous, at 11:30
o'clock. Mrs. Berg was in the
enjoyment of good health when she retired
Friday night, and she was in excellent
spirits. A pleasant conversation had
occurred between, herself and children
before retiring, and she seemed cheerful
when she went to bed. Her husband
soon after going to bed noticed that Mrs.
Berg made no response to a question
asked, and to his surprise he found his
wife dying. Dr. Chouteau was immediately called, and he applied vigorous
rubbing to the cold extremities of the
dying woman, but of no avail. The heart
had ceased to work, and Mrs. Berg was
soon in the cold embrace of death.
Mrs. Mary Berg was born in Hanover,
Germany, January 12, 1841, and was
nearly 57 years of age. She came to this
country when she was 18 years of age,
and was married to Fred Berg at Columbus, Ohio, July 16, 1859. In March, 1877
the family moved to Dodge City, and
have resided here since.
Ten children were born to Mr. and
Mrs. Berg, eight of whom are living, six
girls and two boys. Mrs. Sturm, whose
double misfortune has come so quickly,
is the eldest daughter. Of those also
living in the city, daughters of Mrs.
Berg, we mention Mrs. Adam Schmid
and Mrs. G. D. Gammon, and several of
the younger children who are living at
at home. Ten grand-children survive.
Mrs. Berg was a noble woman and a
good mother, and her children and relatives greatly mourn her loss. She was
kind and loving to her children, and they
dearly loved her. The grief-stricken
family have the heartfelt sympathy of
this community in their sad affliction.
Rev. Dr. J. D. Krum conducted the
funeral exercises at the family residence,
Monday afternoon, in the presence of a
large number of mourners and sympathetic friends of the deceased and
family, and a large number of sorrowing people followed the
remains to the grave in
Maple Grove cemetery. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 11-11-1897)
Mrs. Rebecca Bliss died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. A. Fasig, Feb. 5th,
1897, of paralysis. She was born Oct.
10th, 1824, at Lancaster, Penn.; died aged 72
years, 3 months, and 26 days. She had
her first stroke of paralysis in Ohio, 1883,
second in Colo., in 1890. Since that time
she has been perfectly helpless. The deceased was the mother of eleven children,
of which seven still survive. She united
with the Christian church in 1867, and
has since been a faithful attendant up to
the time of her affliction.
The funeral service was held at the
residence of Mr. A. Fasig, on Sabbath
afternoon, at 3 o'clock, and was conducted by Rev. W. M. Howell, pastor of
the Presbyterian church.
The sympathy of this community is extended to the friends of the deceased in
their sad bereavement. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 1-11-1897)
Died, in this city, at his home on
Fourth Avenue, Mr. Frank Black, aged
forty-four years and eight months.
Frank Black was born in Clinton county, Ohio, emigrated to Kansas five years
ago, spent one year in Sedgwick county,
and four years has made his home in
Ford county, living on his homestead
four miles west of the city most of the
time. His sickness came sudden and unexpected. He was taken with neuralgia
ten days ago and the pain was so severe
that from the first the disease seemed to
take hold with fatal effect. All that
medical skill, with the care that a devoted wife and brother could give, did not
avail, and he realized from the first that
his sickness might prove fatal. He was
a kind neighbor, a faithful friend and an
indulgent father. He passed away surrounded by kind neighbors and friends.
He was a member of the United Brethren
church for twelve years and attended the
Methodist church here. He was not resigned to go at first but was spared to
make a timely preparation and his death
was triumphant and very impressive.
He said, "Oh! Lord, take me!" A
friend asked, "Are you ready to go?" and
he answered "I am ready." These were
his last words.
He leaves a wife and five children.
Three children are living in the far west;
one at Seattle, Washington, to which
place Mr. Black was making preparations
to move. He was a member of Lewis
Post, G. A. R., of this city, and marched
with Sherman to the sea. He was a
member of Company H, 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting January, 1861.
Funeral services, were held to-day at
ten o'clock, at the M. E. Church, Rev.
J. M. Wright conducting the services.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-6-1889)
Charles Board, a colored man, for
many years a resident of Dodge City,
died at his home at 10:30 o'clock Monday
night. Mr. Board had been in ill health
for some time, and the sickness developed into dropsy. He was highly regarded by all classes of people, and he
was an industrious and respectable citizen. He was a member of a Kentucky
regiment during the civil war, and was
one of the most faithful members of
Lewis Post, G. A. R. and the funeral
took place yesterday afternoon under the
charge of this order. The deceased was
65 years of age, and came to Western
Kansas from Louisville, Ky., about 20
years ago, where he was born. He was
Just before his death Mr Board made
his will, and appointed S. P. Reynolds
administrator of his estate, which consists of real estate and notes, valued at
several thousand dollars. W. T. Coolidge,
E. D. Webb and Leroy Martin were witness of the will. As soon as he affixed
his signature to the will he peaceably
expired. Mr. Board was a member of
the Christian church, and devoted much
time to the cause of the church.
The house and lot occupied by Mr.
Board was given to Miss Annie Payne,
his niece, who has lived with him many
years. His niece, Miss Luella Payne,
comes in for a share of the estate and
some notes are given to his brother's
The funeral services were held in the
Christian church, Rev. Wm. West
wood conducting the exercises.
The members of Lewis Post performed
the last sad rites.
A large number of people attended the
funeral, and followed the remains to the
grave in the G. A. R. cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 11-10-1898)
Died, on the third day of Jan. 1888, a child of August Boomer. The
cause of its death is not certainly known, but it seems to have been
some form of croup. The remains were interred in Maple Grove cemetery,
Rev. G. Lowther officiating.
(Dodge City Times, 1-5-1888)
Died--the 14 month old child of Ab. Burgess, five miles west of
Bucklin on March 15. The remains were interred in the Bucklin
Cemetery. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 3-24-1892)
Ft. Dodge items--A son of G. W. Burns died last week
and was buried in the cemetery here.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 12-29-1893)
Last Saturday Rev. S. E. Busser received a telegram from
Chicago announcing the serious illness of his little son
Sammy. Mrs. Busser had left with the baby and Sammy a
week previous, all in their usual good health, but the
boy was taken with scarlet fever immediately upon their
arrival in the city. Mr. Busser left for Chicago at once,
but at Kansas City he wired Mr. Arment, with whom the other
children were stopping, that he had received word that his
boy was dead.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 11-19-1891)
The seven or eight year old son of a colored soldier by the name of
at the Fort Dodge State Soldier's Home, was buried in Maple Grove
Cemetery yesterday. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Friday, 8-4-1893)
Died, at Dodge City, June 6th, of throat trouble, the one year
old child of D. S. Chandler. The child had not been well for
some time. It was taken to Dodge to be examined and died there.
The body was interred the following day in the Bucklin Cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Monday, 6-13-1892)
DIED-At Denver, Colorado.
Monday, October 15, 1888, of chronic
diarrhea. Homer C. Cherington, aged
fifty-four years, eleven months and
The deceased was a native of Ohio, and
was born in Gallia county, in that state,
October 28th, 1834. His father was a
farmer, and raised a family of six children, of whom the subject of this sketch
was the eldest. Homer remained on the
farm with his father until the spring of
1857, when he was married to Miss Emily
S. Wyane, of Cincinnati. Immediately
after their marriage they located at Centerville, Ohio,
where the deceased entered into the mercantile business,
which occupation he followed until the spring of
1861, when he entered the army as a second-lieutenant
in Co. I, 26th Vol. Inf.
He was afterwards promoted to captain,
and during the last two years of the war
served on Gen. Crooks staff, and while
there, was promoted to major.
At the close of the war he returned to
Centerville and taught school for one year
after which he accepted a position as
traveling salesman for a wholesale house
in Portsmouth, Ohio, which position he
held for several years, resigning to accept
a like position from a Cincinnati firm,
which position he held until 1884, when
he moved to and located in Dodge City,
in the fall of that year. On arriving in
this city he accepted a position in the
grocery store of J. H. Crawford, where he
remained for over one year, when he retired and entered into the
mercantile business for himself. After continuing in
business for nearly one year, in the line
of Cherington & Co., he retired from the
firm. Shortly after withdrawing from
business he suffered from a severe attack
of chronic diarrhea, and upon the advice
of his physicians went to Denver Colorado, in the hope of regaining his health.
The change had little or no effect upon
his health, and about the middle of September he was compelled to take to his
bed, where he lay for about four weeks,
when death came to his relief.
His family, with the exception of his
eldest son, C. E. Cherington, who is
making his home at Denver, were in this city
at the time of his death. On Monday of
this week his wife was preparing to go to
his bedside, when she received a telegram
announcing his death.
The remains were brought to this city
Tuesday afternoon and taken charge of
by the Masonic Lodge, of which he was
a member, as well as the I. O. O. F. and
G. A. R. orders. Funeral services held
Wednesday morning from the Presbyterian church,
conducted by Revs. J. M.
Wright and G. Lowther. Interment in
Maple Grove Cemetery.
The deceased leaves a wife; three
daughters; one son, who resides in Denver; a sister, at Newark, Ohio, and a
brother, L. W. Cherington, of this city,
and many friends to mourn his death.
(Dodge City Times, 10-18-1888)
The funeral services of Mrs. Margaret
Clark, deceased, were held by Rev. W.
R. Weaver, in the M. E. church, on Friday afternoon. The remains were buried
in Maple Grove cemetery. The deceased
was the mother of Mrs. R. T. Young.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 9-1-1898)
On Sunday evening Jacob Collar received a telegram from Guthrie, Oklahoma,
announcing the death by drowning of Abe
Collar, the thirteen-year-old son of Morris
Collar. From a letter received by Mr.
Collar yesterday we learn that a man was
taking the boy across a lake on his back;
when half way across another man who
could swim no further took hold of the
man. Not being able to carry his double
load, he remarked that one of them would
have to get off, and little Abe at once released his hold and immediately sank and
was drowned before he could be rescued.
Morris Collar is engaged in business at
Guthrie and his two boys, Jake and Abe,
were staying with him during the summer. Abe was a very bright lad and his
death is a sad blow to his parents. The
body was buried at Guthrie on Monday.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 7-2-1890)
Died, in this city, Friday evening.
January 8, 1897, after a lingering illness,
Mrs. Mary Combs, wife of J. N. Combs.
The deceased had been suffering for
months with stomach trouble, which
developed into dropsy and heart disease,
from which she suffered greatly.
The funeral took place Sunday, the
services being held in the Presbyterian
church, The choir opened the services
with an impressive hymn, and was followed by
Rev. M. W. Howell in a fervent
prayer. Mr. Howell spoke feelingly of
the deceased, and quoted Christ's words:
"He that believeth on me shall never
die." He said that this was a hope of
the resurrection. After Mr. Howell's
sermon, the order of the eastern star,
of which order the deceased was a member, took
charge of the remains and held
appropriate services over them, in a
beautiful ritual of the order was read impressively,
and for beauty and sentiment
the "five points of the emblematic star,"
the symbol of the order, can not be surpassed. After
services in the church,
the remains were conveyed to the cemetery, and
in the funeral cortege were a
large number of citizens.
Mrs. Mary Combs was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa.,
July 21, 1831, and was
more than 65 years of age at the time of
her death. She was married to J. N.
Combs at Sherman, Wyoming state,
in 1870. They moved to Dodge City
more than ten years ago. No children
are left to mourn her loss. Mr. Combs
is a well known citizen, and has many
friends who sympathize with him in his
The attendance at the church service
was large, and many people paid a tribute to the memory of the deceased at the
last sad rites. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 1-14-1897)
E. Kirkpatrick has received a telegram
from Captain J. H. Finley, stating that
Frank C. Connor died at Chicago on
Sunday. Mr. Connor, ten years ago, was
book-keeper for the York-Draper Mercantile Company of this city. He will
be remembered as an excellent young
man. He married a sister of Mrs. Finley.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 9-1-1898)
Mrs. Amy H. Cox was born at Parker's
Basin, Mercer county, N. J., August 9th.
1847, and died at Dodge City, at 3:45 p.
m. on Thursday, March 24th, 1892, aged
44 years, 7 month and 16 days. She was
married to Geo. B. Cox at Trenton, N.
J. on October 18th, 1871, and came to
Dodge City with him January 18th, 1873.
Of her children, two died in early infancy,
and only her daughter Clara, now aged
14 years, survives her. After coming to
Dodge City she soon endeared herself by
her many womanly virtues, by her quiet
and modest demeanor, to all who came
in contact with her, and the people in
her new home soon learned to respect
and esteem her for the willingness with
which she was ever ready to extend a
helping hand to all whom she could assist. Her health has been delicate for
several years, but only within the last
two years did it begin to fail so as to
give her family and friends any cause for
uneasiness, in the fall of 1890, she prevailed upon her husband to take her to
New Jersey, hoping to regain her health
in the home where she had spent her
childhood days, but contrary to expectation the change did not improve her, and
in July 1891, she was compelled to return to the delightful climate of her
western Kansas home. For some time
the change seemed to be of benefit to
her, but the improvement in her condition was only of short duration. She
suffered greatly of heart disease and
asthma for some time, and though her
trouble was painful, she bore it with patience and without complaint. During
the last few days of her life every hope
of recovery faded slowly away and when
the dreaded destroyer death finally came
to her, she surrendered life peacefully and
patiently to the last, her loved-ones and
dear friends tenderly watching by her
The funeral services were conducted
at the Methodist church by Rev. W. H.
Rose, and were attended by hundreds of
this estimable lady's friends. The remains were interred in Maple Grove
cemetery. Mr. Cox and his daughter
have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of sorrow.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 3-31-1892)
CRAWFORD nee SWISHER
Eliza J., daughter of John and Emelia
Swisher, was born in Warren County,
Indiana, July 14th, 1835.
She was converted when a child and
united with the Methodist Episcopal
Church at "Crow's Grove," Indiana,
since called "Swisher's Chapel," in honor of her grandfather,
who was a pioneer in that country.
Her parents died before she was
grown, leaving in her charge two younger brothers and a sister, she being the
eldest of four children. The charge she
faithfully kept, always looking after
their welfare as though they were her
On April 10th, 1856, she was married
to James H. Crawford, at the residence
of her uncle, William F. Wood, where
she then lived. There were born unto
them seven children William N., John
E., Charles H., (died in infancy), Abraham L., Jennie, Henry C., and Clara V.
In 1878 she, with her family, immigrated to Ford County Kansas, where
she has since resided.
She has been in feeble health for several years, but on Easter Sunday was
taken ill with what, at the time, seemed
a slight indisposition; but, in spite of all
that loving hands and medical skill
could do, continued to grow worse, until
the morning of July 8th, at 7:20 o'clock,
when, surrounded by husband and family, she quietly crossed the dark river,
after bidding them a fond farewell, and
entreating them to meet her in heaven.
The funeral services were held in the
M. E. Church, on Sunday, At 2:30 p. m.
attended by a large concourse of friends,
many being unable to get inside the
church. The remains were interred in
the Maple Grove cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 7-18-1892)
Died, in this city, Tuesday, March 5,
1895 at 12 o'clock p. m., Geo. T. Crist. He
was born in Rock Island, Ill., in 1864.
Moved from there to Junction City, Kas.,
in 1878, and to Santa Fe, Kansas, in 1889.
He was there an active business man,
handling real estate and farm implements. In 1893 he was appointed receiver of the U. S. land office in this city, and
came here with his family. He was
careful and attentive to duty and had
won the esteem of the community. With
more than ordinary abilities and a cheerful disposition he apparently had a bright
future before him, but disease overtook
him and in the morning of what seemed
to be a successful business career he fell.
He was in perfect health until about a
year ago when he began to be troubled
with diabetes. A short three months later his physicians discovered that he had
Bright's disease. During the last six
months he visited several medicinal watering places, but only obtained temporary
relief. While at Excelsior Springs, Mo.,
he contracted a severe cold, and returning
home was laid up with it several days.
About 2 o'clock Friday morning he became unconscious, and at noon passed
quietly away while asleep.
While living at Santa Fe, Kansas, he
was married to Miss Rosa Potter, who
now mourns because of his departure. To
this union was born one child, Robbie, a
bright little boy of about four years
Wherever Mrs. Crist has lived in girlhood or womanhood, she has been widely
known, especially in church circles, for
her graces and usefulness. She now has
a host of sympathizing friends who will
implore the divine blessings upon her in
this dark hour of bereavement.
Mr. Crist's parents both died within
the past few years. He has two brothers
who arrived the day following his death:
Mr. A. O. Crist, a merchant of Pond
Creek, Ok., and Mr. D. H. Crist, a farmer living near
Perry, Ok. He has a sister, Mrs. H. W. Demming, living at
Junction City, Kas. Mrs. Crist's parents
are living at Delta, Col. Her father is a
merchant of that city, he arrived here
on Thursday evening to attend the funeral services. Mrs. Crist will doubtless
accompany him home when matters are
The funeral services were conducted
today at the family residence by Rev.
W. H. Rose. The interment took place
at Maple Grove cemetery.(Dodge City Globe Republican, 3-8-1895)
Died. In this city, after an illness of
several months, of Bright's disease of the
kidneys, at 6 a. m. Monday, M. W. Curry,
age 35 years. The deceased leaves a
wife and three children. His father,
mother and two brothers live in the
south part of the county.
The funeral took place Tuesday after
noon from the Presbyterian church, the
funeral sermon being delivered by Rev.
W. M. Howell, pastor of the church. The
funeral services were held under the direction of the A. O. U. W., of which
order the deceased was a member. The
insurance of $2000 will be paid by the society
to the wife of the deceased.
The members of the A. O. U. W. attended the funeral in a body, and paid
their respects to the memory of a worthy
The family and those in affliction have
the sympathy of the community in their
bereavement. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 5-6-1897)
Died. In this city. Sunday morning.
December 18th, at 5 o'clock, Ruby,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Cutting,
aged six years. The child had been sick
but a few days with diphtheria. The
remains were interred in Maple Grove
cemetery, Sunday afternoon, Rev. Wm.
Westwood conducting the services. The
parents have the sympathy of a large
circle of friends in their bereavement.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 12-22-1898)
About 9 o'clock last Thursday
occurred the death of Joseph Dellinger,
at his home five miles north-west of
Bucklin. Mr. Dellinger has been in feeble
health for several weeks from old age
and the excessive hot weather. He was
ill but a few days, and his sufferings
were not great. On last Wednesday
morning he was stricken with paralysis
and remained unconscious most of the
time till his death next day (Thursday) at
9 o'clock p. m. Joseph Dellinger was
born in Shenandoah county, Virginia,
November 3, 1823, and was in his 73d
year, at the time of his death. He was
married to Miss Sarah Karsh, September
11, 1845, in Shenandoah county, Virginia
Twelve children were born to them, 10 of
whom are still living, six being at their
father's bed side, when be breathed his
last. Mr. Dellinger lived to see eleven
of his children grown to manhood and
womanhood. Six reside in Kansas two
in Indiana, one in California, and one
in Tennessee. Levi, a son died several
years ago at the family residence near
Bucklin, being near 30 years of age, at
the time of his death. A 5 year old
daughter died 20 odd years ago and sleeps
in a country graveyard in Harrison
In early life Mr. Dellinger was converted and about the year 1860 united
with the German Reformed church, near
Corydon, Indiana. In the fall of 1855 he
moved from Virginia to Harrison county,
Indiana, where he resided till 1884, when
he came to Kansas, and located on a farm
near Bucklin this county. Mr. Dellinger
lived an industrious life and was well
respected as a neighbor and citizen. He
had known but few sick days and suffered but little during his late illness. The
hot weather this summer had a very depressing effect on his physical powers,
and he had grown weak and feeble. On
last Wednesday morning he suffered a
paralytic stroke and remained partially
unconscious till death came on Thursday,
The funeral services were conducted by
Rev. John Osborn, at the family resident
five miles north-west of Bucklin, on last
Saturday at 10 o'clock A. M. A large
concourse of friends and neighbors were
present, and followed the remains to the
Bucklin cemetery, to pay their last respects to an old neighbor and citizen.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 9-17-1896)
Levi Rike McClellen Dellinger
was born in Harrison county, Indiana,
June 8, 1862,and after a lingering illness
was taken away August 17, 1891. He
was much loved by all who knew him,
as was shown by the large number of
people who came many miles to follow
his remains to their last resting place.
It is a source of comfort to the sorrowing
family to know that he died a christian,
of which fact he gave evidence in his
expiring moments. He was converted
at the age of 20 years and was a member of the Methodist church.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 8-26-1891)
M. P. Divers, a brakeman on the Dodge
City-Coolidge division, met his death on
the rail at Cimarron late Friday night.
The engine had been detached from the
train by Divers and backed up on the
switch to the water tank. Coming down
past the switch the fireman noticed that
the brakeman was not at his post, and
stepped from the engine and threw the
switch himself, when he discovered the
mangled and lifeless body of Divers lying on the track.
The exact cause of the accident will
always remain a mystery as it was witnessed by no one. The remains were
buried in the Cimarron cemetery.(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 7-2-1890)
Mr. Fred Enderley died at his home
near the Third ward school building, on
Thursday evening, August 25, 1892, at
The deceased was born in Switzerland
on October 9th, 1834. At the age of 17
years he immigrated to the United States.
The major part of his life after becoming a citizen of this country was spent
on the frontier. In 1865 he was married
at Cincinnati to Sarah J. White and afterwards moved to Chicago. In 1879 he
and his family came to Dodge City., and
have for 13 years been residents of this
Probably no man in the county was
better known than Fred Enderley--
quiet and unpretentious though he always was, he possessed those qualities
of neighborly kindness, a love of truth
and justice, and a desire to help all and
injure none, which had won for him the
respect and esteem of every person with
whom he is acquainted.
During the late war he served in the
regiment commanded by Col. Hurd, of
this city, and acquitted himself in the
service of his country with honor and
A brave and loyal soldier, an honest
and upright citizen, a kind and loving
husband and father, Fred Enderley as
such, will live long in the memory of
The funeral sermon was preached by
the Rev. N. G. Collins at the Baptist
church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 9-2-1892)
Mrs. Julia Fisher wife of Fred Fisher
died Saturday evening at 10 o'clock after
an illness of several days, of premature
child birth, and peritonitis. This was the
third sickness of the kind which resulted
in Mrs. Fisher's death. Mrs. Fisher
was born in Davis county, Iowa, and
was 36 years of age. Two little girls,
age 6 and 8 years, and her husband survive her. The funeral took place Mon
day morning at 11 o'clock, the services
being conducted by Rev. T. F. Barrier,
the services being held in the Presbyterian church, of which organization
Mrs. Fisher was a member. A large
number of people attended the funeral
Mr. and Mrs. Fisher came to this part
of Kansas about eight years ago from
Davis county, Iowa, and settled in Gray
county. Mrs. Fisher for a couple of years
was a teacher in the Cimarron public
schools. About a year ago they moved
to Dodge City. Mrs. Fisher was an estimable lady and was much respected by
every one who enjoyed her acquaintance.
The father and mother of the deceased
arrived Sunday evening and have taken
the motherless children to their own
home in Iowa.
The Globe-Republican in common
with the friends of the family and citizens of Dodge City, sympathise with the
father and mother, husband, and daughters, in the loss of a loving and kind
daughter, a devoted wife and a christian
and affectionate mother. May the Lord
who cares for us all guide and direct the
afflicted in their bereavement, and may
he have especial care in the protection
of the children thus separated from a
kind mother. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 7-25-1895)
Mr. Floyd, an old soldier of the Ft.
Dodge Home, aged about sixty years,
died last Sunday and was buried last
Tuesday in the G. A. R. department of
Maple grove cemetery, the remains being followed to the grave by quite a
concourse of carriages. Deceased leaves
a wife and three young sons at the Home
while his only daughter, a young lady
about twenty years old, lives In Topeka.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 10-6-1893)
The sad news of Baker Foreman's death
on the 18th inst., at El Reno, Indian Territory, at which place
he was in the employment of R. M. Wright & Co.
as manager of their business, was communicated
to us this week by Hon. R M. Wright.
who was at his bedside when he expired.
It was generally known here that that
insidious destroyer, consumption, had
made encroachments upon his constitution, and that the conflict for supremacy
was a stubborn one, replete with alternations of hope and anxiety. Still, even
those who knew him most intimately entertained no fears that the end was so
near and the news of his sudden and unexpected demise was sad tidings, indeed,
for Baker, as he was commonly known,
was an universal favorite in social and
business circles in this city. Friends he
had innumerable; enemies none.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 3-24-1892)
Last Sunday, February 18, at 11 o'clock
a.m. death entered the home of Mr. and
Mrs. James Forester, of this city, and
took from it Ena, the youngest member of
the family, after an illness of less than
twenty-four hours. Had Ena lived until
April she would have completed her eleventh year.
She was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal church and of the Junior Epworth League.
She was a sincere christian, zealously faithful in the discharge of
her religious duties. Prayer was her daily habit. Her faith was-strong, yet of
childlike-simplicity. Her disposition was
charitable her devotion, to her sister and
parents. Her pastor's testimony is "Ena
was the most intelligent young christian I
ever met" shortly before her spirit took
it's flight she seemed to realize that death
was near. Her last distinct words to the
family were "All try to be good."
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 2-23-1894)
In this city, Sunday evening, June 22nd,
1890, at the residence of Jas. H. Kelly.
John Gallagher, aged 48 years, of epilepsy. Deceased had been subject to this
dread disease for a good many years and
Sunday afternoon walked out to the farm
of Henry Garris, several miles west of
the city, to get some private papers which
belonged to him. The afternoon was intensely
hot and shortly after his return
home was seized with an epileptic fit
which continued until his death about
three hours later. Johnny, as he was
familiarly known, has been a servant in
the household of Mr. Kelly for many
years, and his faithfulness can only be
likened unto that of a slave to his master.
The remain were buried in Maple
Grove cemetery Monday afternoon.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 6-25-1890)
This community was shocked Monday
morning, by the sad intelligence that
Fred Gilbert had died in Kansas City,
after a short illness. Fred was taken
sick Thursday with appendicitis, and an
operation was performed Saturday night,
by removing the appendage. His father
wrote to his brother John W. Gilbert, on
Sunday, that Fred was improving under
the operation, and the surgeon had hopes
that he would rally from the shock. The
patient was resting well, but a turn took
place on Monday morning, and the unfortunate young man succumbed to fate.
His death is sincerely mourned by his
many young acquaintances in this city,
and by our citizens generally who had
a high regard for the young man, who
was sober and industrious, genial and
courteous with all whom he came in contact. He was employed here as a clerk
in one of our principal stores for some
time, but in December he went to Kansas City, and was employed in the large
establishment of Emery, Bird & Thayer.
Fred Sanford Gilbert was born in
Wayne county, New York, on January
4, 1876, and was past 21 years of age at
the time of his death. The deceased was
a son of Geo. G. Gilbert, who has been
for many years a resident of this county,
and one of the proprietors of the Midland
Bank. The mother of the young man
died some years ago. His father and
three brothers survive him, one of the
brothers, Leon, being the eldest. The
remains were brought here Tuesday
Fred Gilbert was a member of the
Episcopal church, and was confirmed in
September last. The funeral sermon
was preached by Dr. Krum, pastor of St.
Cornelius church, in the Presbyterian
church, and the Doctor performed the
last sad rites in the beautiful ritual of the
church. The remains were conveyed to
Maple Grove Cemetery, where they were
consigned in their final resting place.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 2-11-1897)
Mrs. Matilda Goudy, wife of J. F.
Goudy, died at her home in Wilburn
township, Sunday morning, November
7, 1897, at 1 :30 o'clock, after a short illness of liver complaint. Mrs. Goudy had
enjoyed good health until near the time
of her death. The funeral took place
Monday, and the remains were buried in
Maple Grove cemetery. A large number
of people attended the funeral, Rev.
W. M. Howell, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, conducted the funeral services at
the grave. The ladies of Dodge City,
who had enjoyed the acquaintance and
friendship of Mrs. Goudy, had prepared
some fine floral designs and emblems
which were placed on the coffin as the
body was consigned to its last resting
Mrs. Matilda Goudy was born near
Crawfordsville, Ind., March 14, 1846.
She was married to J. F. Goudy, August
24, 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Goudy moved to
Ford county, March 1, 1886. No children
are left to mourn her death. Mrs. Goudy
was an exceptional good and hospitable
woman. Her home in Wilburn township
was sought by people who had business
in that part of the county. Mr. and Mrs.
Goudy had improved one of the finest
farms in Ford county, outside of the river
bottom farms. The farm is planted to
various fruit trees. The home is a comfortable one, and additions for comfort
have lately been made. Mrs. Goudy was
making preparations for a visit to friends
in Iowa, when she was stricken down.
Mrs. Goudy was a woman of cheerful
disposition, and when discouragement
overtook her husband, she cheered him,
saying better times were coming.
Her sad and sudden parting exemplifies the aphorism, that "when the house
is finished the hearse is at the door."
Her greatest pleasure on earth was in
doing good for others. May she find her
reward in heaven.
The friends of Mr. Goudy extend to
him the hand of sympathy in his sad affliction. His wife was a great help to
him in the sore and disheartened trials
of life, and he will keenly feel her loss;
but may God assuage his grief and kind
friends cheer him on in the lonesome
path that leads to eternity.
Ex-Mayor Sims desires to add his tribute to the noble, generous and womanly
qualities of Mrs. Matilda Goudy, deceased. He says Mrs. Goudy had no children,
but she had a motherly kindness and
hospitality for everybody who came to
her home. She was truly a mother in
Israel. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 11-11-1897)
Jacob W. Gyles died at Manhattan,
Kas., of typhoid fever, on Friday last,
after a few weeks illness. His mother
was present with him during a greater
part of the time of his sickness, and returned with the body on Sunday night
The funeral took, place on Monday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock, the services being
held at the rink. A large number of
people were present, friends and acquaintances of the family.
Dr. J.D. Krum conducted the services
The casket was covered with floral
wreaths. The body was not exposed to
view, the casket being closely sealed.
A large number of people followed the
remains to the grave.
The deceased was the youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Gyles of this county,
and he was born in Chicago, about 22
years ago. The family removed here
about 20 years ago, and are well known
citizens. Jacob had been attending the
Manhattan Agricultural College for about
18 months, and he was making fine progress in his studies. He was an
industrious young man, and he was well liked
by his associates.
Jacob W. Gyles was a student in the
blacksmith and engineer departments of
the State Agricultural college, and had
he lived he would have received a diploma as a graduated machinist, at the
close of the year.
The family have the sympathy of the
community in the bereavement of a kind
and loving son and brother.
The remains were buried in Maple
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 11-10-1898)
The funeral of Jacob W. Hall, son of John Hall, took place at the home of the father,
Sunday, seven miles south of the city, and the remains were buried in Maple Grove
Cemetery. The deceased suffered for several years with consumption, and died of the
disease. He was born in Illinois in 1871. Rev. W. R. Weaver preached the sermon.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 8-11-1898)
On Sunday morning, June 29th, the
angel of death again visited the home of
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Hallett and took
from them their youngest daughter.
Chrissie. The child was sick about two
weeks with a stomach trouble and suffered untold agony. The funeral took
place from the family residence on
Bridge street, Monday morning, Rev. J.
M. Wright conducting the services. The
remains were laid away in Maple Grove
cemetery on the same date and hour,
just seven months after its birth. The
bereaved parents have the sympathy of
our people in this their time of sorrow.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 7-2-1890)
HAMMOND nee RALSTON
Died at her home in this city, October
19th, 1892, Sarah Ellen Ralston,
wife of our esteemed townsman, R. F.
Mrs. Hammond was born in Armstrong
county, Pennsylvania, May 11th, 1849.
She moved with her parents to Knox
county, Illinois, in 1854, where she was
married to R. F. Hammond, who during
her long years of suffering, patiently
ministered at her bedside, and generously sacrificed all else for her comfort.
They were married on New Year's Day
of 1867, and three years after Mrs. Hammond developed the incurable form of
scrofula, from which for 22 years, she
was a sufferer and endured a lingering
death with christian faith and heroism.
In 1874 they moved to Iowa, and from
there in 1884 to Kansas. At an early
period of her life, Mrs. Hammond accepted the teachings of Jesus, and became
one of his most ardent disciples. The services in her memory were
held at the First Presbyterian church.
and were conducted by Rev. S. E. Busser. The interment was made in the
G. A. R. cemetery. The entire community aimed to express to Mr. Hammond
and his family the sympathy they felt,
and the offering of the hope-reviving
flowers laid on her casket with tearful
appreciation of her worth, was very
beautiful and suggestive. A large detail of soldiers from the Home and the
city, representing Lewis Post G. A. R.
of which Mr. Hammond is the Commander, attended the funeral in a body,
and assisted their comrade in this the
severest battle of his life.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 10-28-1892)
Died. In this city, after a short illness, of spasms, caused by catarrhal
troubles, Carroll Harris, age eleven
years. The deceased was a son of Mrs.
L. M. Harris, and a grandson of J. N.
Pope of Topeka. The funeral took place
Monday, from the M. E. church, the services being conducted by Rev. W. R.
Weaver. Mr. and Mrs. Pope were expected to arrive here Sunday night, to
attend the funeral, but Mr. Pope was unable to come, on account of sickness. A
large number of people attended the
funeral services, and the remains were
buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Carroll had been playing in the yard a
few hours previous to his death, and he
remained unconscious at the time of his
Earl Harris, who lives with his grandparents in Topeka, arrived Sunday night,
and attended the funeral of his brother.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 4-7-1898)
Died, on Saturday July 28th, 1888, Claud, infant son of Chauncey and Laura Hart,
age 4 months. The remains were interred in the Maple Grove cemetery, west of this
city. The mother, Mrs. Hart, is very sick, lying mostly in an unconscious condition.
(Dodge City Times, 8-2-1888)
Michael Hartzell, aged 89 years, died
at his home in Moline, Ill., on the 20th
inst., of paralysis. He was the eldest
resident of Rock Island county. He had
been a prominent figure in the early days,
and his life had been one of right living
and peace. The deceased was the father
of Bishop Hartzell and Mrs. Mary C
Rapp of Quincy, Ill., formerly of this
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 8-31-1899)
Claud Haus, a young man, aged 19
years, who had been employed in the
barber shop of Koch & Kolley, died of
pneumonia, on the 23d, after an illness
of a few days. The remains were buried
in Ford township, on Saturday, where
his widowed mother lives. His employees speak highly of him. He was
the main support of his mother's family. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 1-30-1896)
HERZER nee BISCHOFF
Margaret Bischoff Herzer, wife of
Chas. Herzer of Ford City, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.
Russell, at 7 o'clock last Saturday
evening. Her health had been poorly
for some time, and she was brought
to Dodge City that she might have
the help of her daughters, Madames
Russell and Lawrence, and the constant care of her physician.
Mrs. Herzer was born in Rhein,
Bavaria, Germany, on the 22nd day
of August, 1834. Her surroundings
from early youth were such as to
foster piety and strengthen faith in
Christ and Christianity. She joined
the Lutheran church, in which he had
been brought up, at the early age of
fourteen. This faith brought much
strength and comfort in the many
hours of suffering, which was her lot
to endure in this life.
The funeral services were held on
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in
the Presbyterian church, Rev. Wm.
Westwood, pastor of the church conducted the services.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-30-1899)
Died. December 23, 1893, Mrs. Jane
Hobble, mother of P. R. and G. W.
Hobble, aged 79 years, 8 months and 27
She was born in Lawrence county.
Ohio, March 27, 1814. At the age of 10
she was married to Mr. Geo. Hobble,
who died the latter part of 1866, after
which time she lived with her children.
She had been a member of the Baptist
church ever since her youth, and was
ready and anxious to pass into that
blessed eternity from which no wanderer returns.
The last three weeks of her life were
spent in great suffering, and her cry
during all that time was peace! peace!
She longed for the time to come when
she should go.
She leaves behind five children and
many grandchildren and friends to mourn her departure.
Funeral services were held at the residence of P. R.
Hobble. Rev. N. G. Collins officiating. The remains
were taken to the G. A. R. cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 12-29-1893)
Christian Hornung died last Monday evening at 4:00 o'clock. The deceased was born
in Germany and was past 60 years of age. He came to this country in the spring of
'85. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters. The remains were interred
at the Catholic cemetery at Windhorst.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-16-1899)
A large number of the
relatives and friends of James M. Imel
and family, assembled at their home
near Ford, 10 a. m. Friday, to participate
in the last sacred funeral rights of grand
father Imel, whose spirit passed from its
earthly tabernacle, August 29th, 1893,
aged 79 years 8 months and 23 days.
The funeral services were conducted by
Rev. Winslow, who delivered a touching and sympathizing discourse from
Rev. XXI-1 "and there shall be no more
Robert Imel was born in Green county
Ind. Dec. 26, 1815: was married Sep. 17,
1835, to Elizabeth [Mary Elizabeth] Letherbury [Leatherberry], with whom
he lived a faithful husband and father
for three score years and from this union
eleven children were born, six of which
are now living, four sons and two daughters. The subject of this
sketch was converted to Christ in 1843, and began immediately to
labor as a minister of the
gospel with the United Brethren followers of Christ, but the latter part of his life was in connection with the Baptist brethren, he continued strong in the faith till the end, and like the Servant of
old his "last days were his best days."
His remains were taken to the Spearville cemetery and laid to rest beside
those of his beloved wife, whose spirit
had crossed the river of peace and entered the Golden gate about three weeks
previous, and for whose companionship
the aged husband during their short
earthly separation almost incessantly
mourned. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 9-5-1895)
Robert Irvine, who was severely burned
in the prairie fire, a few months ago,
died of his injuries on the 16th inst. The
funeral took place at Jetmore on the 17th
inst. Our readers will recollect the circumstances under which Mr. Irvine
received his injuries. He was a sufferer
for many weeks, and finally died from the effects of his injuries.
(Dodge City Times, 7-28-1887)
Mrs. Jackson, sister of Mrs. E. D.
Webb, died at Pittsburg, Kas., on Sunday
last. The deceased leaves a husband
and two children. Mrs. Jackson lived
in Dodge City one year, and will be remembered as Miss Tamson Dillon.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 9-9-1897)
Little Hattie May Jastatt was born November 18, 1884, and died November 16, 1889.
She was five years old lacking two days. Of a sweet and sunny nature, full of life
and hope, she was the joy of her parents' hearts, the sunshine of the home.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-20-1889)
In this city, on Monday night,
after a severe illness of cancer of the
stomach, Mrs. Mary Jordan, aged 65
years. The deceased was the mother of
Gertrude Jordan, one of the teachers in
the Dodge City public schools, and
Charles Jordan, who is employed in
Gould's restaurant, James Jordan, the
husband, and a son of deceased, who
live in Wichita, arrived Tuesday night,
and attended the funeral, which took
place Wednesday afternoon from the
family residence. The funeral exercises
were conducted by Rev. W. E. Weaver.
It was the wish of the deceased that no
sermon be preached, and that the interment be private. Only a few friends of
the family and neighbors were present at
the exercise. The interment took place
in Maple Grove cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 12-15-1898)
Died August 28th, 1893, Joseph Curtis, eldest son of H. G. and A. M. Keck,
aged 13 years, 9 months and 5 days. He
had patiently endured suffering for a
number of years, but his condition is
now vastly better than will be that
of most boys who are at present in
exuberant health. The remains were
laid to rest last Tuesday in Maple Grove
cemetery. (Dodge City Globe Republican, 9-1-1893)
Died, at her home in Dodge City, Kansas, on last Friday, Jan. 25, 1893, at 9
o'clock a. m., Mrs. John Kelsey, of congestion of the lungs.
Mrs. Kelsey's sudden attack, from a
severe cold contracted the week previous to her death, was the subject of
anxious concern to her devoted husband
from the first and he had a council of
skilled physicians summoned to her bed
side, but the disease baffled all that
human learning and the tenderest care
could do for the suffering lady. Though
unconscious most of the time, she
seemed in great pain until near the end,
and finally passed peacefully away.
The funeral was delayed until last
Tuesday, 2 p. m., to enable relatives
from a distance to be present. Her
mother and sister, from Ohio, and
daughter Jessie, from Kansas City came
and accompanied the bereaved family in
following the remains to their last
resting place in Maple Grove cemetery. An
unusually large number of our citizens
also attended the obsequies, which were
conducted by Father Collins, the venerable Baptist pastor, as there is no
minister at present in charge of the Christian
church, of which organization deceased
has been an acceptable member since
the revival meeting held in this city by
Rev. Romig two years ago.
Mrs. Kelsey was born at Green
Springs, in Sandusky county, Ohio, on
the 28th day of September, 1848. Her
name was Miss Emma Bartlett. She
was united to John Kelsey, of this city,
on Sept 14, 1886, and has resided here
Because of the high esteem in which
John Kelsey, the well known locomotive
engineer in charge of the Santa Fe yard
engine, and his family have for years
been held, the lady received a hearty
welcome from the best people of this
community, who soon learned to appreciate her for her own sake.
John Kelsey has the sympathy of all
our people in his bereavement. We are
glad to know that his daughter Gertie
will superintend his domestic affairs,
and help to lighten the load of sorrow
that is upon our esteemed fellow-citizen.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Friday, 2-1-1895)
Died. On last Friday morning, the 4th inst., the little child of C. E. and Florence
Lopp, was translated, at the early dawn to the fullness of a brighter and better world
on high. The child was less than two years old and leaves the mother's arms vacant;
an older one having been taken at about the same age a few years ago.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 6-10-1897)
Spearville News -- Jacob McCollister, who was for
several years an active and respected
citizen of Spearville and vicinity, died
at the home of his son, Arthur McCollister, in Oklahoma City, O. T., on
Sunday, June 27th, aged 77 years,
and was buried in the "Silent Land"
cemetery, Spearville, on Tuesday,
Mr. McCollister was one of the pioneer settlers in eastern Ford county.
Early in the fall of 1877 he opened
the Oferle House in Oferle, entertaining the public there that fall and winter.
Then on the completion of the Summit House in Spearville he
came here and for several years conducted that hostelry, giving to it much
of the noted reputation it once had.
Mr. McCollister always took an active
part in public affairs when he lived
among us, and was one of the foremost in organizing the cemetery
company and laying out and caring
for the grounds. His wife and
daughter Laura died during their
residence here, and were among the
first to find their narrow home in our
city of the dead. Gangrene, or blood
poison, was the immediate cause of
his death. For some eight or nine
weeks he was confined to his bed,
most of that time being delirious, but
suffering intensely. Ira McCollister
accompanied the remains of his father
to his interment and will remain in
the vicinity for some days. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 7-2-1896)
Died on Friday, May 31, Charles A.,
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Madison.
The funeral took place from the residence on Sunday afternoon.
(Dodge City Times, 6-6-1889)
Mrs. Ed Madison died Nov. 9th in a Topeka hospital.
The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at 10:30 Saturday morning, and were conducted by Rev. Wm.
Westwood. Burial was in the G.A.R. Cemetery.
Mrs. Madison had been in poor health
for some months. Her death is sincerely
regretted by the citizens of Dodge City
and Ford county.
Lillie Vance was born near Marcelene, Adams county, Ill., Oct. 20, 1866, to William
and Emily Vance. She married Ed H. Madison at Wichita on Nov. 5, 1885. Mrs. Madison leaves five small children
to the care of her husband; her parents also survive her. Mr. Madison
has been very attentive to his wife during
her long illness, and be has the deepest
sympathy of this community in the hour
of his sorrow and affliction.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-16-1899)
M. V. Markley was stricken with apoplexy Sunday, November 13th, at the
home of his son-in-law, W. F. Pine, after returning from church, and his left
side became paralyzed. He was apparently recovering when a second paralytic
stroke took place on Friday last at 7 p.
in., and his right side was paralyzed. Saturday night he became unconscious, and
remained in this condition until his
death, which occurred at about 9 o'clock
Sunday night. Mr. Markley and wife,
and daughter, Mrs. Pine, returned from
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 30th, where
they had been visiting friends for several
weeks. Mr. Markley was apparently in
ordinary health upon his return.
Mr. Markley was engaged in business
in the city several years, and for some
years past he resided on a farm east of
the city. He was a man well respected
by every one who knew him, and he was
honorable and upright in all his dealings
with men. He leaves a wife and three
children, Mrs. W. F. Pine, C. P. Markley and Harry M. Markley.
Mr. Markley was a member of Lewis
Post, G. A. R., and this order of which
he was a respected member, with solemn
duty, performed the last sad rites at the
funeral exercise, which took place at the
Presbyterian church at 10:30 o'clock on
The deceased had long been a devoted
member of the Presbyterian church, and
the members of this society in common
with the entire community, deeply regret
his demise, and extend to the afflicted
family their heartfelt sympathy over the
loss of one who was a devoted husband, a
kind father and an exemplary christian.
Mr. Markley was born March 26,
1839, in Hamilton county, Ohio. At the
age of 22 years he entered the service of
his country, enlisting in company E, 16th
Kentucky regiment, and rose from private to captain. He was wounded at the
battle of Franklin, and was mustered out
of the service at the close of the war in
1865. He was married in that year to his
wife, who survives him. The family
moved to Dodge City in 1885.
The services at the church were very
impressive. The body was brought from
the residence of W. F. Pine, under escort
of members of Lewis Post, G. A. R.
The interment took place in the G. A. R. cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 12-1-1898)
MARTIN nee MCNEIL
Mrs. Caroline Hannah Martin died
early Monday morning, after a lingering
illness, partially from an injury received
about three months ago, and from rheumatism. The funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. Church.
Rev. D. E. Hoover performing the sad
Mrs. Martin resided with her daughter
and son-in-law, A. W. Reudy. Mrs. P.
R. Hobble, an older daughter, nursed her
mother during the greater part of her
illness. Both daughters gave her constant and watchful care.
Caroline Hannah McNeil was born
March 20, 1822, in Frederick county,
Maryland. In 1837 she emigrated to
Vermillion county, Indiana, with her
parents. She was married to Edward R.
Martin, March 19, 1843. Her husband
died December 18, 1884, and she removed
to Kansas in May, 1886. She joined the
M. E. Church when sixteen years of age.
She was the youngest child of a family of
A large number of the friends of the
family and the deceased attended the
services at the church, and though the
weather was disagreeable a large number
of people attended the burial.
The afflicted families have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
Mrs. Belle Anderson of Chicago, a
daughter of Mrs. Martin, was present at
the funeral. Cornelius H. Martin and
Mrs. Nellie Burnett, son and daughter of
deceased, arrived last night, but not in
time for the funeral.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 4-22-1897)
Died, Monday, February 6th, 1893, at
9:45 a. m., Mrs. Frank M. Meacham at
her home, five miles southwest of this
The deceased was born in York state,
May 22, 1841, and married to Frank M.
Meacham at Union Grove, Iowa, July 6,
1871. In December, 1884, removed to
Ford county, where she has resided to
the time of her death. As a kind, Christian woman Mrs. Meacham is well known
to many people in this city, and in her
own neighborhood she will be deeply
mourned by all as one of the kindest of
neighbors. Funeral services were held
at the home on Wednesday. The remains will be taken to Wheaton, Ill., for
burial. She leaves a husband and one
adopted son, 25 years of age, to mourn
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 2-10-1893)
Died at the family home,
four miles east of Ford, on Friday
afternoon, August 25th, P. H. Melia,
after a protracted sickness which resulted in nervous prostration and
loss of vitality. His last days were in peace and
assurance of a home in that better realm
where he seemed anxious to go falling
asleep in Jesus.
Deceased was born in Ireland, March
17, (St. Patrick's Day) 1839, and was
named Patrick Henry. His father died
three months later. About two years
later his mother moved across the Atlantic to Ontario, Canada, and settled at
Newberry, where she died, leaving her
boy an orphan of 10 years old. who was
adopted as their own child by Mr. Paret
and wife. The kindness of the latter was
often spoken of by Mr. Melia as being
the stimulant in his early life to awaken
and culture the nobler qualities that was
prominent through his later life. When
a young man he served his full apprenticeship in a wagon factory at Preston.
At the age of 20 he was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Bergy, who after
34 years of happy union was his comfort
and stay during his last days of affliction.
In 1865, with their oldest child, moved
to Michigan, and in 1878 came to Saline
county, Kansas, and in the spring of 1885
with their family came to their present
The deceased possessed the purer qualities, simplicity and integrity, which he
wished to inculcate in his family, and
not without avail. Dishonesty and deceit never blighted his character. Five
children join their mother in the grief of
death's cold visit to the family. I. N.,
who lives on his farm near here; H. W.
on his farm at Jefferson, Okla., J. A., O.
B., E. V. and Ella N., who are at home
now. O. B. and Ella are State Normal
A large number of friends accompanied the remains to the Ford cemetery.
The services were conducted by Revs.
Lloyd and Patterson at the Congregational church.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 8-31-1899)
Mrs. Rosa Ruth (Lynn) Merrill, wife
of Prof. S. B. Merrill of Soule College,
died at her home in this city, Sunday,
morning, March 17th, 1895.
She was born at West Bend, Iowa,
October 29, 1866. In 1880 she came to
Kansas, and was a student of the state
agricultural college at Manhattan. She
was married to Prof. Merrill Jan. 2d,
1887, who with three little children
mourn her great loss. As a member of
the Methodist Episcopal church she was
known for her earnest christian principles. The funeral services were conducted
at the college by Rev. W. H. Rose on
Tuesday, and the remains interred in
Maple Grove cemetery.(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 3-22-1895)
Died, on November 16, 1891, Almon, infant son of
Col. and Mrs. Jennie Metcalf, aged four months and
nineteen days. His stay on earth where sin abounds was
short, but his sweet life will be long on God's new
earth. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 11-19-1891)
Rev. Dr. B. Mills, the Presbyterian
minister of Spearville, died at his home
in that city on Thursday, March 14th.
The funeral services and interment were
conducted on Saturday.(Dodge City Globe Republican, 3-22-1895)
On Easter Sunday, about 8 o'clock in
the evening, there died in this city little
Lloyd Newfer, youngest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Newfer. Little Lloyd was a
bright and beautiful child. He would
have been three years old if he had lived
until the 20th may of May. His cunning
baby way endeared him to all hearts, and
his sad and sudden death was a crushing
blow to his parents and relatives. He was
buried Tuesday afternoon quietly and privately, on account of the
dangerous illness of his little brother Ottie, who was
struggling for life with the same dreadful disease that caused the death of Lloyd,
Early Friday morning, at 1:30,the death
angel again visited this stricken family
and bore to the other world the spirit of
little Ottie. Ottie would have been seven
years old next October. Thus in less
than one short week were these two little
ones taken away. The anguish of the bereaved parents, who can measure? Ottie's
little desk at school was draped in black
and decked with flowers. Saturday afternoon he was laid to rest in Maple Grove
cemetery, by the side of his little brother,
who had so lately preceded him. (Dodge City Globe Republican, 4-21-1898)
Died. In this city, Saturday morning,
of paralysis, James A. Newkirk, age 41
years. The funeral took place Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Wm. Westwood holding the services at the home
of the deceased, A number of friends
of the deceased followed the remains to
the grave. The deceased had been a resident of this city for several years. His
parents live at Middlesex, Pa.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 11-10-1898)
Richard Nichols, a brakeman, running
out of here on train 35, Sunday evening,
Gus Guthrie, conductor, was accidentally
killed at Lamar, Colo., at about 12 o'clock
Sunday night. He was knocked off the
train by coming in contact with the
water spout of the water tank, while the
train was in motion; and was thrown
off the cars, being killed instantly.
The body was brought here Monday
evening, and was buried in the cemetery
at this place.
The deceased leaves a wife and one
child. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Trainmen, I. O. O. F., A. O. U.
W., and K. P. societies. He is spoken of
as an exemplary and industrious man,
sober and honest. He was about 32 years
of age, aud came to this city in September last from near St. Louis, Mo. The
railroad men speak very highly of the
The unfortunate brakeman was knocked off the top of the car, as we have
stated, and in the fall his skull was
broken. The cars did not pass over his
body. The man's hat was left on the
top of the car, and his train went on a
couple of miles without knowing of the
accident that had befallen him. This is
the second man who has been killed at
Lamar under similar circumstances.
A similar accident to this occured at
Alma on the Rock Island a few days
The funeral of the deceased took place
yesterday afternoon, the services being
held in the M. E. church, and the sermon
delivered by Rev. E. H. Vaughan. The
deceased was a member of the M. E.
church. Tbe A. O. U. W. society took
charge of the funeral ceremonies, and
the remains were buried under the rites
of that order.( Dodge City Globe-Republican, 1-9-1896)
O. M. Norton died at the residence of
Lewis Kerstine, Monday night, after a
sickness of about four weeks. Mr. Norton was born in Indiana 41 years ago.
He came to Garden City several years
ago and entered the milling business,
and continued in it until the burning of
the mill last February. During his residence in Garden City he made many personal
and business friends, for he was a
special companion and strictly honorable
in all his dealings.
At the time of his death he was operating the mill at Dodge City. Mr. Norton leaves a wife and two children and
The remains were taken to Leavenworth Thursday morning for burial.
(Garden City Herald, 9-2-1897)
Frank Daniel Parr was born May 24,
1876, in Joplin, Mo., and died April 25,
1898; he was, therefore, not quite 22
years of age at the time of his death.
The family had lived in the vicinity of
Joplin during nearly all of Frank's
life, leaving that place in April, 1897, to
come west on account of his failing
health. They stopped first at Independence, Kas., where they remained until
September, 1897, when they went back to
within about 30 miles of Galena, remaining at this latter place
until December 1st. From this place they came west
ward to Kinsley. Here they tarried a
couple of weeks, and then proceeded to
Dodge City, arriving here in January,
1898. Here, in the providence and grace
of God the family was favored with
a most eventful experience. Christian people began to visit them, to minister to their
wants, and especially to point the young
man to the "Lamb of God that taketh
away the sin of the world."
He was sitting in his chair until a few minutes
before his departure, when by his request
he was laid upon his bed by his brother-in-law.
He laughed for joy as the
scenes of eternity opened before his vision, and when he could no longer
articulate even in a whisper he whistled,
"There's sunshine in my soul."
Almost instantly after being placed on
the bed, he stretched himself out, dropped his arms at his sides, and breathed
his last as quietly as if in sleep, Monday,
April 25th, at 6 a. m.
Funeral services were held in the M.
E. church of Dodge City, Tuesday at
2:30 p. m., and interment in Maple Grove
cemetery.(Dodge City Globe Republican, 5-5-1898)
In this city, September 2, 1897, Elsie
Roanna, infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Grant Pettyjohn, aged 15 months
and 22 days.
The little one was taken with the
whooping cough the first day of August
last, and was very sick from the first of
the attack, and when after suffering for
two weeks, under the disadvantages of
the excessively hot weather with that
dangerous and dreadful malady, the gastric fever then set in, and although the
very best medical skill was constantly in
attendance and used every known means
to save the life of the little child, it
could not avail, and she was ushered out
of this world of sorrow to a brighter
The funeral services were conducted
by Rev. Hoover of the M. E. church,
whose kind, soothing and consoling
words did much to soften the sorrow of
the hearts of the bereaved parents.
A large concourse of sympathizing
friends followed the remains of the little
one to Maple Grove Cemetery, where it
was laid to rest.(Dodge City Globe Republican, 9-9-1897)
Died: On Monday evening, November 6th, 1893, at 9:26, the gentle spirit
of Grace Pope passed into eternity. She
was aged 7 years, 11 months and 6 days,
being the second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. M. Pope of this city.
The family were back on a visit to the
World's Fair some two months ago, and
the eldest daughter was attacked with
typhoid fever. Four days after arriving
home little Grace was stricken with the
same fever. It was just seven weeks
from that time to the date of her death.
The fever broke last week, and she was
apparently better. But dropsy of the
heart was left in place of fever, and this
was the cause of her death.
The funeral services were held at the
family home last Wednesday morning
by Rev. S. E. Busser, and owing to the
affectionate regard for the amiable little
girl and the high esteem in which her
family are held in this city, there was a
large attendance and many touching
tributes, of respect. The floral offerings
were elaborately beautiful.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-10-1893)
Jasper N. Pope died suddenly of
heart failure at his home in Dodge
City, Kas., last Friday, Nov. 17, 1899.
Mr. Pope was born and raised in
Brandywine township of this county,
July 15, 1834. He enlisted in the
three months volunteer service in
1861, being a member of Company
I, 8th Indiana Infantry. In 1862 he
re-enlisted in Company G of the 5th
Indiana Cavalry, most of which company was made up of Hancock county
boys. The latter company was organized by Capt. Reuben Riley, father
of James Whitcomb Riley.
Mr. Pope was captured near Macon,
Georgia, July 31, 1864, and was a
prisoner in Andersonville or guarded
by the rebels in a squad near that
place. With him in prison were
George Duncan, Jeff Willett, Monroe
and Marshall Meek, John Samuels,
Frand Brizendine, Asbury and Lige
Pipe, Henry C. and Benjamin F.
Gant, John Vails and many others
of his company. They were in prison
practically until the close of the war.
They were not exchanged, but the
squad in which he was held was
simply turned loose on the approach
of Sherman's army, by the rebels.
He was in prison from 6 to 9 months.
When his company was taken to
prison they found George Alford of
this city, there, having been captured
some time before. The soldiers were
very much emaciated when they were
released, many of them being almost
starved to death. In the first company in which Mr. Pope enlisted was
J. A. Lynam of Greenfield.
Monday evening a representative
of the Republican stopped and talked
with a group of old soldiers who
were talking of their departed comrade. It was the universal opinion
that a truer friend never lived nor a
braver and more patriotic soldier ever
waded Southern swamps or faced the
enemy's gun. He was promoted to
the position of sergeant while in the
service. He has many friends here
who love and cherish his memory.
William Webb of Greenfield, is a
brother-in-law of Mr. Pope.
(Greenfield (Ind.) Republican, 11-23-1899)
Mrs. Pope, wife of Frank M. Pope, a
conductor on the Santa Fe road, died in
this city, Sunday morning, after an illness of three weeks, of blood poisoning.
Mrs. Pope was an active member of the
Woman's Relief Corps and the Eastern
Star, and the funeral services were conducted by the members of these societies.
The funeral services were held in the
Presbyterian church, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. M. Gillette delivering an
appropriate and impressive sermon, after
which the officers of the W. R. C. and
the Eastern Star performed the last sad
rites. A very large number of people
were in attendance at the church services,
and a large number of the friends and
acquaintances of the family followed the
remains to Maple Grove cemetery where
the burial took place. Mrs. Pope was a
woman very much respected by her
family and friends, and many people regret her untimely departure.
Laura Edna Hall was born in Newark,
Ohio, Dec. 14, 1858. She as married at
Sullivan, Ill., to Frank M. Pope, July
3d, 1880. The family moved to Dodge
City in the fall of 1884. Two daughters
survive the mother; a girl 14 years of
age, and one two years old.(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 12-5-1895)
Died In this city, Wednesday morning, September 13, 1893. Willie Riley,
son of conductor Wm. Riley, of cholera
infantum, at the age of eleven months.
The remains of the little one were interred in Maple Grove cemetery yesterday.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 9-15-1893)
Walter Riney, son of John T. Riney,
died Sunday morning, after a severe illness of spinal meningitis and pneumonia.
Walter was born in this city, March 3,
1880. He is one of ten children, and his
death is the only loss the family has had.
The grief of the parents and brothers
and sisters is heartrending, and has
aroused much sympathy among the
many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Riney,
who have resided here for 26 years past.
The funeral took place Monday after
noon, from the family residence, west of
the city, and was attended by a large
number of people. Walter was a member of the high school, and many pupils
of this school were in attendance at the
funeral. The remains were followed to Maple
Grove cemetery by a large number of
sorrowing friends. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 4-27-1899)
James H. Rockwell, died of cancer in
the face, after years of suffering, in this
city, Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
The funeral took place from the Presbyterian church, Monday afternoon, the
services being conducted by Rev. J. M.
Gillette, the pastor, who delivered a
beautiful sermon, in an impressive
manner. The Masonic lodge, of which
the deceased was a member, took charge
of the remains, and they were interred in
Maple Grove cemetery under the rites of
James H. Rockwell was born in Scioto
county, Ohio, May 21, 1825. He was
married in 1845, to Miss Louise Bennett,
of that State, by whom was born to them,
seven children, but two of whom survive
Mrs. Jessie Brown of this city, and
James H. Rockwell, of Huntington, W.
Va. Mrs. Rockwell, wife of deceased,
died in March last, and was buried on
the 17th of that month. A son of the
deceased, Leonard Rockwell, who was a
fireman on the Santa Fe railway, was
killed in a head end collision, during a
snow storm near Pierceville, sometime
about the winter of 1882. Engineer Tost
was killed in the same wreck.
James H. Rockwell was a member of a
Ohio regiment during the Civil War, and
was in the command of General Crook of
Ohio. He professed Christ while still in
Ohio, and on coming to Dodge City, he
united with the Presbyterian church of
Mr. Rockwell was one of the members
of the pioneer colony that settled in
Meade county, in the spring of 1879, the
most of the members of that colony,
numbering nearly a hundred families,
coming from near Zanesville, Ohio.
Many of those colonists are scattered,
and like the late departed, many of them
have gone to that undiscovered country,
from whose borne no traveller returns.
Mr. Rockwell removed to Dodge City,
in the early 80s, and was employed for
many years in the machine shops of the
Santa Fe toad in this city. His sickness
was long and severe, and he endured it
patiently. He made his home with his
daughter, Mrs. James Brown. The
heartfelt sympathy of friends and acquaintances are tendered to those in
affliction and bereavement.
Mr. Rockwell was a man of kindly
disposition, a good citizen and neighbor,
and industrious at all times. His death
is a great relief, for his sufferings were
intense and the care and attention necessary to his comfort, was especially
trying upon those under whose care he
was placed.(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 1-30-1896)
Mrs. J. C. Rockwell died at her late
home in this city on Sunday morning,
March 17th, 1895, after a brief but painful illness of erysipelas.
Her maiden name was Louisa J. Bennett, and she was born March 19th, 1830,
in Sciota county, Ohio, being the
daughter of Thomas and Nancy Bennett.
She was married to J. C. Rockwell
January 4th, 1846, at her home in Ohio.
In 1880 they removed to Dodge City,
and have been known and respected by
the entire community as a family of
Mrs. Rockwell was a zealous member
of the Presbyterian church, and was
held in the highest esteem for her goodness of heart and charitable inclinations.
The funeral services ware conducted by Rev. J. S. Glendenning. of Topeka,
at the Presbyterian church Wednesday
morning, and the burial rites were administered in Maple Grove cemetery
under the auspice of the Eastern Star
Lodge.(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 3-22-1895)
Mrs. Anna Rowden, formerly, and for
some time, a resident of Dodge City and
well known to most of our people, died
of consumption at her residence in Pueblo, Colo, on the 30th day of August, 1889.
Deceased was born in Scotland in 1840,
but was for many years a resident of this
county. During the last two years of her
life she was a resident of Pueblo, where
she went for the improvement of her
health, which, however, she was not
vouchsafed to realize.
She ended her painful sickness with
great fortitude. Patient resignation ever
characterized her life.
The remains were brought to this city
for interment. Deceased was buried at
Maple Grove cemetery on the 2nd inst.
Funeral services were held at the M. E.
church, of which she was a member,
Monday, Sept. 2nd. Rev. Collins officiating. Mrs. Rowden leaves five children to mourn her
loss. She was a lady universally esteemed, and her death is generally deplored.
(Dodge City Times, 9-5-1889)
On Sunday night last the many friends
of Frank D. Shinn in this city were
shocked to learn that a telegram had
been received from Alamosa, Colo., announcing his death in that
city. The illness of the deceased began on
Thursday, March 24th, and he was considered by his physician as improving
until Sunday, when a relapse occurred,
and his life passed away at 1 o'clock p.
m. Frank D. Shinn was horn at Leon,
Iowa, February 24, 24, 1866.
On December 22, 1892, he left this city
for Alamosa buoyant in spirit and strong
in the health of his young manhood. All
the hope and promise of youth were his.
Now he lies stricken in death. Those
who knew him best can pay to his memory a tribute of softer tears and heartfelt
sorrow. His character bore the strength
of manliness, and sunshine was a factor
of his temperament. He leaves a young
wife, to whom the sympathy of every
true heart must go out. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 3-31-1892)
Yesterday afternoon a sorrowing
multitude made up the funeral train which
bore the remains of Frederick Singer to
their final resting place in Maple Grove
cemetery, to pay a last sad tribute of respect to his memory.
The funeral services were held at the
family residence on Railroad avenue at
three o'clock, in the presence of very
many friends, and were conducted by
Rev. W. H. Rose of the Methodist Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. J. M.
Wright of the Presbyterian church. The
M. E. church choir were in attendance
and supplied the music.
The deceased was widely known
throughout this section of country and
leaves behind him many warm friends
who deeply mourn his untimely death.
He was a kind-hearted man, a generous
friend, and true with every one but himself. The
bereaved widow has the warmest sympathy of
scores of friends in her
hour of sore affliction.
Frederick Singer was born in Wales
thirty-eight years ago. He came to
America in 1871 and went to work at his
trade stone mason in the city of Topeka. In 1874 he came to Dodge City
and for several years was engaged in
freighting between this point and points
in Texas and the Indian Territory. He
married Miss Lulu Todd in the fall of
1870. with whom he lived happily and
who survives him. He has held high
positions both in the city and county at
different times, and was always credited
with having discharged his duties faithfully and
honorably. (Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 6-18-1890)
Fred Smith, an inmate of the Soldiers' Home, died of Bright's disease on Sunday
morning and was buried in the G.A.R. cemetery Monday afternoon. The members of Lewis
Post and members of the home attended the funeral, and paid their respects in the last
sad rites of their deceased comrade. The deceased was about 60 years of age. He had
been a resident of Ford county for several years. The deceased leaves a widow with whom
he had been married but a short time.(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 4-1-1897)
Died, S. F. Smith, aged 67 years, at 11 o'clock Sunday morning the
12th inst., of blood poisoning and paralysis, at the residence
of E. G. Chase, eight miles northeast of the city, after a lingering
illness of more than one year, contracted in Missouri. He leaves
a wife and one daughter. Funeral took place today at 10 o'clock
in the new cemetery at Wright. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, Monday, 6-13-1892)
SOPER nee BULLARD
Julia Louisa Bullard was born June
20th, 1847, near Ravenna, Ohio; was
married July 10th, 1869, to Lindon King
Soper, at Governeur, New York; removed to
Kansas in February, 1886. She
died Friday morning, December 6th, 1889.
aged forty-two years, five months and
For five or six years Mrs. Soper has
been failing in health, and for the last
six months has steadily and rapidly failed. She made a heroic fight for life
against a fatal disease, and was hopeful
of recovery until about ten days or two
weeks ago, when she saw that her failing strength could not withstand the at
tacks of the terrible disease, consumption. When a child she united with the
Methodist Episcopal church, and after
her marriage she and her husband united with the Presbyterian church, so that
her spiritual house was in order and
ready for death's call. The only regret
she expressed was that of leaving her
husband and daughters. The day before she died she said to her pastor, "I
am ready to go 'over there.' I'll not
have to suffer as I have here." Waiting
a moment for her breath, she added. "I
am not afraid of death; it is all right."
She has gone to meet a father, a mother, a sister who was taken by the same
disease fifteen years ago, and also a baby
fifteen months of age, just learning to
walk. As the pastor's wife sat by her a
little while before her death, she closed
her eyes for a few moments, and then
opened them wide as if looking for some
one, and said. "My baby just passed by."
Seemingly she had a glimpse into the
other world, while yet she lingered in
the flesh. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 12-11-1889)
Died: At her home in this city last
Saturday morning. Mrs. Rosa Stubbs,
wife of Mr. Ed. Stubbs.
It was a sudden blow to the community
and an overwhelming blow to the devoted
home, that one so young, so attractive and
so winsome in the traits of her womanhood, should be called on to pass through
such suffering and terminate her useful
life so unexpectedly.
She had gathered about her five children, who depended on a mother's love,
and now that she has been removed from
their midst they are truly tossed on the
waves of affliction and the devoted husband is like a reed shaken by the wind.
Their only comfort at this time of sorrow is that the mother and wife died in
the faith of the christian and has truly
rested from her labors and is at peace in
The simple, bright and hopeful burial
service of the Episcopal church was said
over her remains at St. Cornelius church
last Monday afternoon by the rector of
the church, Rev. L. Busser, and a
large concourse of friends accompanied the
afflicted relatives to the cemetery.
Mrs. Rosa Stubbs was born in Germany,
January 26, 1865, and was a little over
thirty years of age. She was the center,
of a large circle of friends in Dodge City
and Ford county. Her home was ever a
resting place and truly a retreat from the
cares and worries of life to her family.
In society she was a bright light, a
genial contributor to all festivities, a
source of hope to those in trouble, and she
thoroughly believed that more good could
be done in this world by being happy
than by being gloomy.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 3-8-1895)
Daniel Sughrue died in this city on the
morning of the 7th inst., after a long and
painful illness, in his 49th year. The deceased was born in Ireland, and emigrated to this country when quite a young
man. He leaves a wife and six children.
How inscrutable and unaccountable
are the laws of nature to-day we live,
to-morrow we pass under the rod of affliction, and at early morn the dew of
death gathers thick and fast upon our
brow. Thus it was with the lamented
Daniel Sughrue, who in sickness as well
as in health, was equal to the emergency. A brave and more constant friend
we never knew; ever ready and willing to
lend the helping hand with kind words
of encouragement to the weak and waver
ing, but alas, he is gone, cruel pain will
torture him no more. Adverse winds to
him, will be unknown. The tender touch
of wife will no more be felt upon the
feverish brow, the gay and happy words
of children are treasures in eternity. A
noble life well spent, is the heritage left
the loved ones behind. The funeral services took place at the
Catholic church, yesterday, and was quite
largely attended.(Dodge City Times, 5-9-1889)
A sad accident, which cost the life of
Richardson Tolson, occurred near Manchester, Kas., Friday evening. He was
standing on top of the car when a sudden jolting caused him to make
a misstep, throwing him between the cars
Several trucks passed over his body, inflicting internal injuries, from which he
died three hours later while on the way
to the hospital at Topeka. His twin
brother Ben, who worked on the same
bridge gang, was with him at the time of
tbe accidental death. Dick was a member
of Newton Woodman Camp, and the
large number of brother Woodmen and
friends who accompanied the remains to
the train at Newton, attested the regard
in which he was held by his fellow employees. He was born Dec. 14, 1873, and
spent the greater part of his life near
Spearville, excepting the last 3 years, in
which he has been in the Santa Fe bridge
service. He leaves two brothers, Dan
and Ben Tolson, and a step-sister, Mrs.
Parthemore, and a legion of friends to
mourn his untimely death.
He was buried Sunday evening in the
Spearville cemetery, a large concourse of
friends doing honor to his memory.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Thursday, 11-18-1897)
Died on July 28th, at the home of his parents, in Bucklin,
Raymond, age six months, son of L. M. Taylor. The death was
sudden, the child dying of spasms. The friends and neighbors
sympathise with them in their affliction.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 8-10-1899)
Mary Sophia Teal was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 26th,
1824, and peacefully sank to rest Feby. 19th, 1895. Her
maiden name was Bolens, an old French
family founded in 1602. Her father Jas.
S. Bolens, was exiled from France for
political reasons, he being a follower of
Napoleon. Her mother was Julia Pernet,
of the Castle of Pernet, Switzerland, and
full cousin to the Empress Josephine.
Mrs. Teal acquired a good education in
French, and was brought up surrounded
by culture and affluence. Early in life
she moved with her parents to Lewisburg,
Ohio, where she grew to womanhood.
September 25th, 1845, she was united in
marriage to Dr. Paul Henkel, a lineal descendant
of Gerhardt Henkel, a court
preacher to the emperor of Germany, and
a grandson of the Rev. Paul Henkel, an
eminent Lutheran Divine, of New Market, Va.,
and one of the founders of
Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. Dr.
Henkel died January 7th, 1850. The fruit
of this marriage was three children, James
B., Andrew M., and Paul, all of whom
are living. She was again married Nov.
16th, 1859, to Mr. Joseph Teal, her now
aged and bereft companion. To them
were born three children, Eugene, Jessie,
and Josephine, all of whom are living.
Mrs. Teal was for many years been a
member of the Universalist church. She
was possessed of very strong domestic
habits, possessing great decision of character,
but wholly unselfish in her disposition. She
was a kind mother, a loving
companion, and had friends wherever she
had acquaintances. She was the last of a
family of the children, and her loss to the
home and society is keenly felt by those
who knew her. Extract from a Ligonier,
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 3-8-1895)
George W. Thornburg, a well-known
Santa Fe conductor, running between
Denver and Dodge City, died at his
home in the former city, after a short
illness, Thursday morning. The deceased
has had kidney trouble for some time,
but his many friends never supposed his
condition to be serious, and In fact many
supposed he was laying off to look after
extensive mining interests, so that scores
of railroad men were surprised to learn
of his death. The funeral services were
held in Denver Friday afternoon.
(La Junta Tribune, 9-2-1897)
Bert Torline, a young man about 20
years of age, son of J. A. Torline, who
lives nine miles southeast of Spearville,
met with a sudden death on Friday morning last. He was in the stable and was
whipping a horse, when the animal raised
his hind feet and kicked the young man
on the breast, directly over the heart.
He was killed instantly. The action of
the heart was paralyzed. C. M. Beeson,
Mrs. J. Collar, B. F. Martin and Looie
Bader, of this city, attended the funeral
on Saturday. The distressing accident
and death caused sadness in the neighborhood where it occurred,
and the people of the county sympathise with the
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 9-1-1898)
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Tunnel was buried yesterday, and
this additional sorrow causes the hearts
of their many friends to throb in sympathy, feeling that Ben's family have
had to bear more than their share of
grief and pain.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, Friday, 8-26-1891)
Died, in this city, on Monday, of inflammation of the brain, Mrs. Edna Wagner,
age 35 years. The deceased leaves a child, a girl seven years of age. She
formerly lived at Minneola before moving to Dodge City, and was separated from
her husband. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the services being
held in the M. E. Church, and the body was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 6-4-1896)
Died, at the residence of his son-in-law,
Mr. T. B. Rice, in this city Monday
morning, November 4th, 1889, G. W.
Wallace, aged seventy-one years.
The deceased was in his usual health
up to Sunday morning, the 3d inst., when
he was suddenly taken with severe spells
of vomiting, caused by an acute attack
of indigestion, after which congestion
of the bowels and kidneys set in, resulting in his death the following morning.
G. W. Wallace was born in Old Franklin, Howard county, Missouri, November
26th,1818. He was married May 1st,
1839, to Lucinda Jamison, who preceded
him to the grave about fourteen years,
dying in 1875. He was the father of
eight children, one of whom died in infancy, another at the age of fifteen years.
Six are still living, married and with
families; two reside in Saline county,
Missouri, one near Olathe, Kansas; one
in Bates county, Missouri; one in Dallas,
Texas, and the other, Mrs. Mary L. Rice,
in Dodge City. He was converted and
joined the Baptist church in this city in
The funeral services were held at the
residence Monday evening, at eight
o'clock, conducted by the Masonic fraternity, who attended in a body to do
reverence and pay tribute to their departed brother. The remains
were shipped to Saline county, Missouri, where
they will be laid beside those of his wife.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 11-6-1889)
Spearville News -- Mr. B. J. Walters, of southeast Hodgeman county, buried
his wife in the Silent Land Cemetery of this place on last Sabbath.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 1-30-1896)
Died -- At his late home in this city,
Sunday afternoon, January 26th, Edward
Waters. Interment was made at Maple
Grove Cemetery, on Tuesday afternoon,
whither his remains were followed by a
large number of friends and acquaintances. The Episcopal burial service was
said by Rev. S. E. Busser, at the Presbyterian
church, and the impressive ritual
of Free Masonry was said at the grave.
St. Bernard Lodge, No. 222, A. F. & A.
M.; St. Bernard Chapter of the Eastern
Star, and Lewis Post, No. 204, G. A. R.,
acted as escort to their late comrade and
brother, and the consolation of loving
hearts sustained the stricken ones in this
time of their great trial.
Edward Waters was born in England
January 27, 1840, and had he lived another
day, would have been 56 years of age.
In his young manhood, he came to America, when the civil war had broken up
on the country, and nearly the first thing
he did was to enlist in the Union army,
being enrolled in Co. K, 93d Regiment
New York Volunteers. On July 1, 1862
he was commissioned third sergeant on
account of heroic services on the field.
For three years, he helped to make the
sublime history of that noble body of
men, the Army of the Potomac, and was
actively present at nearly all the battles
of that division of the service. Gettysburg, Antietam, Seven Oaks, Wilderness
and Petersburg were red names in his
history. This English boy proved a valiant soldier for the old flag of his adopted land; and when mustered out near
Richmond, he received the approval of
his officers, and returned to private life,
a patriot, indeed, and a loyal supporter
of the government.
At an early age, Mr. Waters become a
member of the Masonic Fraternity, and
ever lived in harmony with those sublime
principles, which have ever been the
admiration of the world. As a private
citizen, in home, society, and among his
fellow workmen, he was recognized as a
true gentleman, worthy of every confidence and faithful to every trust. He
had been a sufferer for a long time, but
never a word of complaint escaped his
lips. The death of his son more than a
year ago, prostrated him with grief and
it was a comfort to him to think that they
would meet in Heaven. In infancy he
had been baptised in the church of
England and confirmed in that faith,
thus we leave him with his Heavenly
Father. Loving father, true husband,
noble friend and devoted brother, fare
well till the grand reunion above,
Mr. Waters and family came to Ford
county ten years ago. He was employed
for several years or mote in charge of the
water tank at the round house.
His son, Hazzard, was killed at Caddo,
Colo., in September, 1894. He was employed as brakeman, and while riding
on top of a car and passing through a
bridge, was knocked down and killed.
A Gettysburg medal was received
yesterday, by the family of Mr. Waters,
from Gen. A. J. Zabreskie, Engineer and
Secretary of the "New York Monuments
Commission for the battlefields of
Gettysburg and Chattanooga," located
in New York. The Secretary in transmitting the medal, says the report of Mr.
Waters' service during the period of the
battle of Gettysburg, from the War Department a favorable one, and he takes
pleasure in transmitting the medal. Mr.
Waters had anticipated this medal before
his death, and anxiously expected to receive it before he died. The medal is
finely wrought, and can be kept as a
souvenir, highly cherished.(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 1-30-1896)
Clarence Weingarth, a boy 10 years
old, died Friday night of diptheria.
after a short illness. The body was
buried Saturday. The utmost caution
was used in the treatment of this case,
and no contagion is likely to occur.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, 12-15-1898)
The little child of George F. Weyand, died on Monday evening, of cholera infantum and brain
trouble. It was quite a bright boy of 18 months old. The family have the sympathy of the
entire community. (Dodge City Globe-Republican, 9-21-1894)
Mrs. Elizabeth Williams died in this
city. Sunday morning, July 24th. She
had been living near Meade Center, but
came here a short time ago, to receive
her daughter whom she was expecting
from the east. While here she was taken
sick with flux, which resulted in her
death. The funeral was held in the
Methodist church, conducted by Rev. G.
Lowther. She was buried in the cemetery at this place.
(Dodge City Times, 7-28-1887)
Died: In this city. July 23, 1887,
Annie M. Wright, wife of Dr. T. J.
Wright, aged 51 years. The cause of
her death was a bruise on the hand sustained four weeks ago, which
subsequently became inflamed, affecting the whole
arm, and which notwithstanding the best
medical treatment, finally resulted in her
The funeral service was held in the
Presbyterian church, Saturday morning.
The services were conducted by the Rev.
Dr. Boyd, of this city. At their conclusion the procession moved out to Maple
Grove cemetery, where the remains were
interred. Dr. Wright was too ill to permit his attendance at these last sad rites
to his deceased companion.
Mrs. Wright was born in Lafayette Co.
Mo., March 20th, 1836. She was the
daughter of L. H. and Jane Renick, one
of the oldest and most prominent families of that section of Missouri. She was
of a family of nine children, all the others of which are still living. In 1855 she
became connected with the Cumberland
Presbyterian church, and remained true
to her faith ever, after. She was married
at Chapel Hill, Mo., on the 25th of August 1857, to Dr. T. J. Wright, a happy
union, extending over a period of 30
years, and ended with her death. In
addition to the husband and only daughter, there is left to mourn her untimely
death, a large relationship, and many
friends, both in her new home in Western Kansas, and back in Missouri, where
her parents lie buried among the old
familiar scenes, where she was born.
(Dodge City Times, 7-28-1887)
The remains of Elias Zerbe and Rebekah Zerbe were recently removed from their
resting place on the old homestead to the G.A.R. cemetery west of the city.
(Dodge City Globe-Republican, 5-2-1892)
Mrs. F. C. Zimmermann is having the bodies of her deceased husband and two children
removed from the home burial place to graves in Maple Grove Cemetery.
(Dodge City Globe Republican, Thursday, 3-3-1898)
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