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Republic County Obituaries


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Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alexander wish to express their thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted in the burial of their little son, Lester, who died Jan. 21, with membraneous croup, after a short sickness, aged 4 years, 9 nine months and 20. "Little Lester, thou has left us, and the loss we deeply feel. Only a bud here below, transplanted in Heaven there to bloom."(Cuba Advocate, 1/26/1900)

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William G. Dallas was born in Allegheny, Penn., May 5, 1839 and departed this life at Raymore, Mo., on March 31, 1921 aged 81 years, 10 months, 25 days. A pioneer of Republic county he lived in and around Talmo for many years. When a young man he moved to Mercer County in Illinois, where he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Shull in August 1872. To this union were born nine children, five of whom died in childhood. Mr. Dallas and his wife moved to Kansas in 1879 where he made his home until about 18 months ago, when he went to live with his daughter, Ruth, at Raymore, Mo. He leaves to mourn his loss four children: Charles G. Dallas, Wichita; Mrs. George Nutter, Hysham, Mont.; Mrs. Alex Davis, Belleville; Mrs. Elmer Funk, Raymore, Mo. Funeral services were conducted by R. V. Hughes from the Methodist church of Belleville, Kansas on the morning of April 1st. Interment in Belleville Cemetery.(Narka News, 4-8-1921)

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An auto accident proved fatal to Douglas Kullberg, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kullberg, southeast of Norway. Young Kullberg, with Allen, an older brother, was returning from Norway high school a 4:15 Thursday afternoon by auto, and nearing the C. T. Eastvedt farm on the north and south road, the elder brother, who was driving, attempted to turn the car from the side to the center of the road, and in the attempt, the steering wheel was locked, and the car turned over, instantly killing Douglas, whose skull was fractured, and he was otherwise bruised abot the head and face. The family has lived in the Norway community for many years, and are well and favorably knownn by a large circle of friends, who sincerely sympathize with them in their time of extreme sadness.(Narka News, 4-8-1921)

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Josephine Merritt, who died at her home in Clyde, March 27; 1921, at the advanced age of 64 years, 1 month and 24 days, was one of the parishoners of Rev. Stevens who was called to preach her funeral service Tuesday, March 20. Born at South Charlestown, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1857, she was married Feb. 14, 1878 to Chas. Cusac, near Winona, Ill., and came to Kansas in 1880. Three children two sons and one daughter, survive. Rev. Stevens also preached the f u n e r al of the deceased's mother, Sarah V. Merritt, 14 years ago, in the same church and the same month in the year.(Narka News, 4-8-1921)

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Dr. Howard of Cuba held an inquest Wednesday night, over the body of Mrs. West Metheney, who committed suicide by taking carbolic acid. Mrs Metheney had been in the asylum for some time and had come home about two weeks ago, on furough. She lived about three miles west and one-half mile north of Narka. (Cuba Advocate, 1/12/1900)

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Belleville--The funeral of J. H. Oliver, an old resident northwest of town, was held Saturday and was well attended. He was buried in the Millmer cemetery. (Narka News, 5-13-1910)

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Dr. Frank Slopansky was born July 31, 1845, in Bohemia, died February, 15, 1900, in Cuba, Kansas, aged 54 years, 6 months and 14 days. At the age of five he emigrated to America with his parents, where the family settled in Buffalo, New york and there remained two years, when they moved again to Racine, Wisconsin where he was raised, and lived until 1874. At the age of eighteen he enlisted in the Army of the United States in Troop M, Second California Volunteer Cavalry, serving until the close of the war. In the year 1867 began studying medicine, finishing 1872; that began the practice of medicine in Racine, Wisconsin. During 1871 he wased to Miss Anna Stadheer of that city, he among other people at that period became interested at the rush to the western frontier where he settled in Republic County and took up a home-stead near New Tabor, wishing to resort to his original profession (practicing medicine) he found it necessary to conduct a drug store in connection, making it the only one in that vicinity. Leaving new Tabor in 1883 he moved to Cuba, Kansas where be built the first drug store, and ceased practicing medicine but devoted his whole attention to that business until July 24, when he was stricken with muscular rheumatism, having contracted the disease while serving In the army; for nearly six months he was confined to his bed, suffering the tortures of that malady until grim death alone relieved him of his earthly cares. The bereaved are an aged father residing in Denver Colo.; a brother Chas. in Hubbell Neb., one sister Mrs. Fannie Lange of Denver; Colo, who remained at his bed side unti the end. Nine children are living: John M. and Frank H. of Colorado, Mrs Katie Harris of Milligan, Nebr., Mrs. Anna Woodruff May V., William, Miss Josie, Charlie and Eddie Slopanskey all of Cuba, Kans. He W HS a member of Lodge No. 371 - I.O.O.F., Olympic Lodge Number 36, K of P., of Belleville, C. S. P. S. of Tabor and the Western Brotherhood. It is needless to say that deceased was highly esteemed In the community, as that was clearly demonstrated by the immense concourse of people = that attended his funeral, which was the largest ever witnessed in Cuba; there was not room in any of our churches to hold half of the people, and the services were held outside, there were about 120 teams in the procession that followed the remains to the Kopsa cemetery. (clipping from unknown paper)

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The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Smith of Liberty township died Monday, April 4. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon. (Narka News, 4-8-1921)

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Ruth Ellen Throne died Saturday, April 2, 1921 at the age of 1 year, 9 months and 23 days. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. William Throne of North Liberty township. Funeral services were conducted from the home Monday, at 2 p.m., Rev. Burns of Chester, Nebr., officiating. Interment was made in the Chester cemetery. (Narka News, 4-8-1921)

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