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Here is obituary and funeral notice for George W. Spiker.
OBITUARY: Emporia Gazette October 28, 1908

G. W. Spiker died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at his home, 721 Union Street after a lingering illness of about a year. Mr. Spiker was afflicted with apoplexy. He was 80 years old and had been a resident of Kansas many years. The funeral arrangements, which will be conducted by Rev. Joseph H. Hill will be held tomorrow at the family home at 2 o'clock. On account of the serious illness of Mrs. Spiker at the home, it is desired that only intimate friends of the family attend the funeral, as any extra confusion might be fatal to her. The casket will be opened between 1 and 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, but will not be opened after the services, which will be short. Interment will be in Maplewood.
G. W. Spiker was born in Harrison County, Ohio in 1828. He lived in his native state until 1884, when he came to Kansas, settling on a farm north of Emporia up to his removal to Emporia. He joined the Methodist church when 14 years old and has been a faithful and consistent member ever since. He leaves his wife and eight children, all of whom are living. Three of the children will not be able to attend the funeral tomorrow - Mrs. J.H. McFadden of Scio, Ohio, John H. Spiker of Chattanooga, Oklahoma and W.D. Spiker of Kinsley, Iowa. The rest of the children, R. S. Spiker of Fremont township; Mrs. W. A. Given of Emporia, S.W. Spiker of Joplin, MO; D. W. Spiker of Lyon County and Mrs. L. Washburn of Emporia are all here.


The funeral of G.W. Spiker was held at the family home 721 Union Street yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.H. Hill of tne Normal conducted the services, which were short and simple on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Spiker. The music was furnished by a quartet from the Normal, composed of Messrs. Beach, Wooster, Wright and Blair. Pallbearers were F.Sutton, T.D. Little, J.S. Burton, John Lumley, Hugh Cowan and Eben Abraham. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery

Here is the obituary for Sina Reed Smith Spiker, daughter of William P. Smith and wife of George W. Spiker

OBITUARY:    Emporia Gazette December 8, 1908
Mrs. G. W. Spiker died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lula Washburn, 721 Union Street, yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock after an illness of about five months. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 and will be conducted by Rev. Joseph Hill of the Normal. Between the hours of 1:30 and 2:30, the casket will be open. Interment will be in Maplewood.
Mrs. Spiker was born (Sina Reed Smith) in Harrison County, Ohio in 1830. There she married G.W. Spiker and lived until 1884 when they came to Kansas. The next ten years was spent on a farm five miles northeast of town, and in 1894 they moved to Emporia where they had since lived. Mr. Spiker died six weeks ago at 5 o'clock, the same hour as his wife but on Tuesday instead of Monday. There are eight children, all of whom are living. Mr. Spiker's death six weeks ago was the first break in the family. Of the children, R.S. Spiker, D.W. Spiker, Mrs. W.A. Givin and Mrs. Lula Washburn live in Emporia. S.W. Spiker lives in Joplin, MO and W.D. Spiker in Kingsley, Iowa. Both of these sons have been with their mother during part of her illness. Mrs. John McFadden of Scio, Ohio is another daughter and J. H. Spiker of Chattanooga, Okla, a son, neither of whom will be able to attend the funeral.


The funeral of Mrs. G.W. Spiker was held yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs Lula Washburn, 721 Union Street. The sermon was preached by Rev. Joseph Hill of the Normal, and a quartet, composed of Messrs. Beach, Wright, Wooster and Forde, all of the Normal, furnished the music. The pall-bearers were all teachers from the Union street school and were Misses Julia Davis, Cora Held, Esther Blair, Jessie Gilbert, Georgia McGahey and Addie Wilkinson. Interment was in Maplewood Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon Co., Kansas.

The Chariton Leader, Chariton,
IowaThursday, February 18, 1909

CLARISSA ANDERSON was born at Cadiz, Ohio, March 18, 1840, and died at her home near Chariton, Friday, Feb. 12, 1909.  She was united in marriage to JAMES GILLESPIE, Feb. 29, 1860.  They were the parents of eight children, seven of whom with the husband survive her.  They are DR. J. A. of California; W..A. of Colorado; MRS. WEST of Afton; MRS. OLIVER BREWER of Ottumwa, N. T., LILLIE and SARAH who reside at home.  One daughter died in young womanhood.

The funeral services were held at the home in Benton Township, conducted by Rev. G. J. Findly, Pastor of the United Presbyterian Church, and interment made in Chariton Cemetery.  Thus another home is broken by the loss of a loving wife and devoted mother, and yet they have the consolation that she has finished her work upon earth and gone to her reward in glory.  Sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing relatives.
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The Cadiz Republican, July 1942
William Nathan Robertson

William Robertson was born May 10, 1893, in Mercer County, W. Va., and died July 28, 1942, at his home between Parlett and Hopedale.
He was employed at Piney Fork by the Hannah Coal Co., and died from an injury suffered March 30. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and is survived by his wife and nine children. He was a World War veteran and members of the Cadiz Legion fired a salute over his grave.
Funeral services were held from the Clark Funeral Home in Cadiz, conducted by Rev. Johnson of Hopedale.

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