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Labette County Obituaries


See obit for James Albert Cameron, from the Winfield Daily Courier, February 20, 1941
contributed by Frank Furillo


Mrs. Anna Faulkner:
Anna C. Riner, only daughter of Jacob and Eliza Riner, was born October 4, 1855 in Illinois and departed this life at the home of Ira Faulkner, a stepson, April 26, 1933 at the age of 77 years, 6 months, and 22 days. At an early age she was married to Marion Phenis of Indiana. To this union were born two daughters and a son. November 1881 she, with her three children, came to Duck Lake, Michigan. She was one who labored hard and earnestly to support her small children and with the help of loyal friends and neighbors, she succeeded. June 30, 1898, she married Marvin Paulkner of Brookfield. She proved a true mother to his children. On January 26, 1912 Mr. Faulkner passed away. She continued to live in this vicinity the rest of her life.

She leaves to mourn the passing of a good mother, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Tooley, north of Albion, and a son Harry Phenis of Battle Creek, the stepson Ira Faulkner and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Hiram Holmes of Eaton Rapids, also nineteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

One daughter, Mrs Jesse Martin passed away October 1918 at Sault St Marie.

Funeral services were held at the daughter's home Saturday, April 29th, conducted by Rev. Grover Cleveland of Albion. Burial was made in the Hunt Cemetery. contributed by Jeanne Bedwell


See a copy of Charles Fischer's obituary here.
contributed by Frank Furillo


See a copy of Minnie Gertrude Cameron Hacker Fischer's obituary here.
contributed by Frank Furillo


See a copy of William Fischer's obituary here.
contributed by Frank Furillo


Catherine Maxson
November 25, 1841 - February 8, 1895
Catherine Maxson died at her home in Elm Grove Township, Labette County, Kansas, February 8th, 1895. Age 53 years, 2 months and 14 days. She was born in Ohio, November 25th, 1841. And was united in marriage to Nathan Maxson, January 14th, 1858. The companion of her youth, they traveled life's journey together for 25 years, helping each other bear the burdens of sorrow and enjoying the pleasures of this life until December 1st , 1883, when death separated them and left her a widow to mourn the companion of her youth. To them were born a noble and respectable family of 12 children. Four have passed on before. Eight are still living: five daughters and three sons, to mourn their loss. She was left with five minor children to care for, which she has by her care and love, reared to manhood and womanhood to be Christians. The deceased was one of the first settlers of Labette County and was a charter member of the Elm City Church, which was first organized at the Valley School house in 1871, and the last surviving charter member and a faithful and consistent member. By the death of sister Maxson, the church has lost a true and faithful christian, the community a true and faithful friend and neighbor. May the blessings of God attend the sorrowing and gather them all to Himself in that upper and better Kingdom. Funeral services were held at the Elm City Christian Church Saturday February 10th conducted by the writer and assisted by A. Allison and J.N. Allison, in the presence of a large and sorrowing congregation. She was buried at the Ellis Cemetery.

There is a land where beauty cannot fade,
Nor sorrow dim the eye.
Where true love shall not be drooped or dismayed,
And none shall ever die.
J.L. Masters
undated newspaper; contributed by Joia Noel

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