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Woodson County

Former Neosho Falls resident Mrs. Mary Allstott died at the home of her daughter-in-law, Sallie Allstott in Palestine, Texas June 10 of heart trouble and dropsy. She was born In Indiana January 10, 1832. She leaves a host of friends in this vicinity who no doubt will join their sympathy with the only daughter and son W. H. Allstott who lives in LaGrande, Oregon. (Iola Register, 7-19-1901)

Died, at Neosho Falls, Nov. 6, 1890, Mrs. Mary Brengle in the 70th year of her age. Mrs. Brengle was one of the old settlers of this part of Kansas. Her husband, Thomas Brengle, was a Union soldier during the war of the Rebellion and died at Ft. Leavenworth during the war. (Iola Register, 11-14-1890)

After a long and distressing illness, the brother of our Neosho Falls resident, N. M. Burton, died at his home on Deer Creek last Sunday. On Monday the funeral was attended by over 65 relatives, besides a host of sympathizing friends. (Iola Register, 9-13-1901)

Died: At Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 28, 1899, Mrs. Jennie Covert. Mrs. Covert lived with her sister in law, Mrs. Cozine, for nearly a year and was in poor health all the time. About two months ago she went to Nebraska and entered a sanitarium but failed to receive the benefit she had hoped for. Mrs. Covert was one of the oldest settlers, living for a number of years at Carlyle also at Neosho Falls and later in Missouri where her husband died. The remains were interred at Neosho Falls. (Iola Register, 10-13-1899)

Obituary: George H. Dannot was born in Troy, N Y, Jan 12, 1838 and departed this life May 13, 1902. He was married to Miss Annie Sponable In Michigan in 1865, who died September 1870. This union was blessed with four sons, three of them still living. Charley W., Willard H. and Walter M. of Montana. In '74 he married Frances A Bronson of the same state. She died in '82. To them was born one son, John A., now living in Montana. In '77 he came to Kansas residing near Neosho Falls for the past eighteen years. Nov. 20 he married Helen Jarvis of Oswego, Kansas, who still survives him and resides in this city. Mr. Dannot enlisted with the Michigan volunteers August '62; served three years when he was honorably discharged. He was a faithful Christian from youth. The body was sent from Osawatomie and arrived Thursday morning. The body was laid to rest in the Cedarvale cemetery in the afternoon. Mr. Dannot has a large circle of friends who join in sympathy with his wife and sons in their sad bereavement. [spelled "Dannot" in newspaper, but military records note his name as "Dannett" or "Dannat."](Iola Register, 5-23-1902)

W. B. Hamm, father of the Hamm brothers of the Courant, died Tuesday morning at his home in Woodson County 11 miles southwest of Iola. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania where he lived until he removed to Kansas nine years ago. He was a man of much intelligence and of upright character, a good citizen whose death is a loss to the community in which he lived. The funeral services were held at the residence at one o'clock yesterday, after which the remains were taken to Piqua for interment. (Iola Register, 11-11-1887)

Aged Maiden Lady Dies-- It is a matter of common belief that a state of singleness Is not conducive to longevity, but there are now and then striking refutations of the theory, single people living calmly and peace fully to more than their alloted four score years. Word came to town this week that Miss Frances Henry, who lived four miles south of Piqua, died at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, aged eighty-three years, of Bright's disease. The funeral will be held Friday from the Presbyterian church at Piqua and the remains will be buried in the Piqua cemetery, Rev. Irvin, of Geneva officiating. The esteemed lady had many friends whe regret to learn of her demise. (Iola Register, 2-8-1901)

H. H. Inness, an old resident of Neosho Falls, and an uncle of Mrs. J. W. McClure, died last Friday morning. Mr. and Mrs. McClure attended the funeral on Saturday. (Iola Register, 12-29-1893)

Mrs. Geo. Malcom of Neosho Falls received the sad of her mothers death on July 7, owing to the mail getting lost she did not receive the word sooner. (Iola Register, 7-19-1901)

SHOCKEY nee Inge
Obituary: Cora Eva Inge was born April 12, 1872 and died May 13, 1902 at the St Joseph hospital Kansas City. She was married to W. P. Shockey Jan 11, 1893. She has been a sufferer from nervous troubles for about three years. She was a kind and loving wife and mother. Her death is universally mourned. She leaves a husband and two children, Madeline and John, and a father. Mrs. D. M. Phillips, of Oklahoma City and Mrs J. G. Wilson of this city were sisters. Her remains were conveyed from Kansas City to the home on Oak street the 13th and were laid to rest in the Cedarvale cemetery the 14th Rev. Norris of Yates Center conducted the services. The entire community extends their sympathy to the bereaved relatives. (Iola Register, 5-23-1902)

Miss Shockley of Neosho Falls was buried in the Geneva cemetery Sunday. (Iola Register, 7-12-1895)

William Henry Slavens, only child of Reuben and Martha Slavens, was born at Portland Mills, in Putman county, Ind., Aug. 1, 1849, and grew to manhood in that county. He attended Asbury (now Dupaw) University, at Greencastle, Ind., during the years 1867 and 1868. He came to Kansas in 1869 and settled in Neosho Falls, then the county seat of Woodson county, and commenced the practice of law, and was admitted to the bar the same year. In 1871 and 1872 he edited and published the Neosho Falls Advertiser, and ten years later was editor of the Yates Center News He was elected county attorney of Woodson county in 1874, and at the close of his term of office moved to Allen county, and was there elected county attorney in 1878, but resigned before his term of office expired and moved to Yates Center. He was elected to the office of representative in the State legislature of 1884, and re elected in 1886 and served with distinction in the regular sessions 1885 and 1887 and in the special session of 1886. Mr. Slavens received the solid vote of Woodson county for the Republican nomination for congress in the convention of 1888 that nominated the successor to Hon Thus. Ryan. In 1892 he formed a law partnership with G. H. Lamb at Yates Center, which partnership continued uutil the fall of 1895, when Mr. Slavens moved to Kansas City, Kansas, he there engaged in the practice of law. On March 10, 1897, he moved to No. 227 West 11th St., Kansas City, Mo., where he died at 4:40 a. m , Friday, April 2, 1897, of heart failure. Mr. Slavens was married to Miss Mary Olive Jones, April 28, 1872, and to them were born two children, Jessie and Queen. The mother and children survive to mourn the loss of a kind, indulgent and loving husband and father. He was a member of the M. E. Church, and had for many years been a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow. He also held member ship in the Northwestern Legion of Honor, and the Knights and Ladies of Security, in each of the latter he carried $1,000 life insurance. Mr. Slavens was an able lawyer and had a wide range of experience in the practice of his profession. He practiced law at Neosho Falls, Defiance, Burlington, Humboldt, Iola, Yates Center and Armourdale, and in each of these fields he was very successful. "Billie," for by such name he was best known among his friends, was big-hearted, kind, genial and generous, and "to know him was to love him." He had been in poor health for some time, but his death was unexpected and a great shock to his family and friends There was no warning of the approach of death, just a few gasp for breath and the heart ceased to do its accustomed work and all was over. His last illness did not last to exceed 10 minutes. His remains were brought to Yates Center and laid by the side of his father and mother in the Yates Center cemetery, under the rites and cere monies of the A. F. & A. M. At his special request Elder G. H. Lamb, his former law partner, read the 22nd Chapter of Revelation and conducted brief religious services at the grave. His family will remain in Kansas City but they carry with them the love and sympathy of his many friends and neigbors in this county. (Yates Center News, 4-8-1897)

Mrs. R. Smith died Sept. 26 of consumption at the home of her brother, O. Jones. She had been living in Emporia for some time, under the care of Dr. Allen. She was a loving wife and sister, and leaves a husband, father, brothers, sisters and a host of friends to mourn her loss. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gray on Friday evening, after wich the remains were deposited in the Neosho Falls cemetery. (Iola Register, 10-4-1901)

Mrs. Mary Westerman, of Piqua, died Saturday night about 12 o'clock, aged 72 years. The funeral was held from the Catholic church at 10 o'clock Monday and the remains were buried in the Piqua Catholic cemetery. (Iola Register, 1-7-1900)

Mrs. J. S. Wilson died at her home 207 north Sycamore at 11 o'clock last Monday. The remains were taken to Neosho Falls for burial, the family having lived there for many years. Mrs. Wilson has made Iola her home for about a year, having moved here from Lawrence whither the family moved from Neosho Falls, in order that the children might attend the University. She has suffered for years from dropsy which was the cause of her death. Her husband and four children survive her, two of the children being married. They have the sincere sympathy of all their friends. (Iola Register, 8-31-1900)

The three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson died Saturday and was buried Sunday at Neosho Falls. (Iola Register, 8-23-1895)

Died, at Neosho Falls, Dec. 26, Julius Young, son of J. R. Young of Iola. Mr. Young came to Kansas with his father when but a boy of 12 years of age. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Union Army and remained there until the close of the war. About a year ago he moved to Neosho Falls and bought him a little home where he died, leaving a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (Iola Register, 1-1-1886)

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