Kingfisher County Oklahoma American History and Genealogy Project -- Obituaries

Kingfisher County Obituaries--"A - K"

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George Armstrong, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Armstrong, aged ten months. The parents have the sympathy of their many friends during their time of sorrow. (Kiel Press, Nov. 1, 1900)

Miss Cynthia Weaver was born Sept. 20, 1838, near Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, and was reared at the same place. She was married to Mr. J. D. Austin, Dec. 23, 1863. She died Oct. 20 in Hennessey, Friday morning at 12:40 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jackson. There were born to her five children, two of which, a son and a daughter, live in Missouri, and three daughters in Hennessey. She is also survived by her husband. Services were from the Baptist church Saturday afternoon, with burial in the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Oct. 26, 1899)

Cary J. Bailey, age 47 years, died last Friday afternoon at his home two and a half miles east of Hennessey. His death resulted from pneumonia. Four other members of the family are seriously ill. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning, interment being made at the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, Feb. 26, 1920)

Margaret Naomi Barr was born on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1905, on a farm near Dover, Oklahoma. She attended school in Dover until she was nine years of age, at which time she removed with her parents to Enid, where she finished the grades and entered high school at the age of thirteen. One Saturday, Jan. 15, 1921, after an illness of three weeks, her early life was ended--God called her home. "So softly did death succeed life in her, she did but dream of heaven, and she was there." She leaves to mourn her, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Link Barr, four sisters, Mamie, Grace Pearl and Lyda Ruth, and two brothers, Robert and Billy. Margaret was laid to rest in the Dover Cemetery [transcriber's note: later removed to the Enid Cemetery], Monday, Jan. 17. Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Neil and family, of Billings; A. S. Barr and family, of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Meter, of Sumner; Abe Banta and family of Billings; and Mr. and Mrs. Clem Jones of Lovell. (Hennessey Clipper, Jan. 20, 1921)

Bernice Belcher, two year old daughter of Charles Belcher (colored) died on the 17th. Funeral on the 18th at the house, in Hennessey. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday Oct. 17, 1901)

Cornelius Boyles passed away Thursday afternoon at his home in the east part of town, surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Boyles was born at or near Louisville, Ky., and at the age of 13, he with a friend of the family, moved to Indiana, and then to Illinois for a time, and thence to Missouri and from there to Kansas in 1878. Some of his children having made Oklahoma their home, he was induced to cast his lot with us about a year and a half ago. Mr. Boyles was over 73 years of age, and had been afflicted with kidney and heart trouble for two or three years, which finally culminated in his death. His wife and eight children mourn his death, as well as the many friends he made since his coming here, for he was a man of industrious habits, open charity, an honest heart and a determined purpose for the right. (Hennessey Democrat, Friday, April 13, 1894)

Harold Jesse, the little 7 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brewer, died at their home about 9 miles southeast of Hennessey, Saturday evening, Dec. 31, 1910, after a little over a week's illness. The funeral was preached by J. W. Duff at Union school house Sunday, and interment made in the Barricks cemetery. (Press-Democrat, Friday, Jan. 6, 1911)

Newton L. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Brown of this city, was born at Morton, Tazewell county, Illinois, Jan. 27, 1865; died at Enid, O. T., March 10, 1899. When but four years old Newton was afflicted with hipjoint trouble resulting from sickness, and had beena great sufferer all his life, especially during the last few years. The last few weeks he had failed rapidly, and finally fell asleep to rest from the cares of his troubled life. Aug. 3, 1887, he married Miss Leta Haynes of Chenoa, Ill., and from there went to Oklahoma. Four children were born to them and live to mourn the loss of a father--three boys and one girl, Haynes, Howard, Everett and Maurine. Newton leaves three brothers and four sisters--Will, Charles, Arthur, Mattie and Mabel, who reside in or near Hennessey, and Maggie of Washingtin, Iowa, and Emma of Bellflower, Illinois. Services were in Enid on March 12, with burial in the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, March 16, 1899)

Floyd Burnett, age 15 years, died at the home of his parents near Sheridan Saturday morning. (Hennessey Kicker, Saturday, July 2, 1898)

O. A. Campbell, a young man 26 years old, died Sunday as a result of a sad accident on Saturday. While hauling logs he stopped to repair the running gears of his wagon and while in the act was crushed by a log rolling off the wagon. He was buried at Sheridan today. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1899)

Allen Halley Carroll was born Jan. 14, 1861 in Caldwell Co., Mo.; departed this life at Hennessey, O. T., May 25, 1899. He was married May 20, 1885 to Miss Lucy E. Houghton. In 1893 they moved to Hennessey, where they have resided ever since. Two children came to bless the home and to be the stay and comfort of their mother for years to come-Hugh A. H. and Hetta B. The father, three brothers and one sister of the Doctor's family survive him. In 1886 he was graduated from the Missouri Medical College of St. Louise and began the practice of medicine. He had been a sufferer for the past five years, and for the last fifteen months had been bedfast, yet he was patient with all his affliction. The funeral was from the Baptist church, the Masonic fraternity having charge, whose beautiful burial service was very impressive. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, June 1, 1899)

Mrs. Cater, mother of Mrs. William Patrick, who resided eleven miles northeast of Kingfisher, died last Saturday. Funeral services were held Monday morning. (The Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1918)

Mrs. C. M. Clute of Kingfisher, a sister of the famous Dalton boys, died last Friday of tetanus, resulting from vaccination. Mrs. Clute was about 28 years of age, and had many friends in Kingfisher county, where she lived with her mother, Mrs. Adaline Dalton, previous to her marriage. (Press-Democrat, (Friday, Jan. 3, 1902)

Luther Cook, aged 24, son of E. Cook near Parvin, died on the 17th. He was cut up by a disc seven weeks ago. Funeral on the 19th from the farmhouse. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday Oct. 17, 1901)

John A. Corbin, or "Uncle Jock," as he was better known, passed away at his residence three miles south of Marshall at a few minutes before ten o'clock Tuesday evening. Mr. Corbin's exact age was unknown, as he did not know it himself. He was supposed to be about 90 years old. He came to Oklahoma in 1889 and lived all these years on the famim where he died. (Marshall Tribune, July 1, 1920)

Dr. Francis Marion Cox, age 66 years, died Saturday, May 29, 1920 at his home eight miles west and two miles north of Bison. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis, sustained two weeks before. He is survived by his wife and three children-Mrs. Harry Liebhart, Mrs. Walter Butler and Walter Cox, four sisters and four brothers, two of whom, Tipton and George Cox, were early day merchants of Hennessey. One brother preceded him in death several years ago. Dr. Cox was born in Montgomery Co., Illinois in 1854. He married Miss Addie Buzan on Jan. 28, 1874. He made the run of 1893 and lived on the homestead he claimed until his death. Funeral services were held from the U. B. church at Barr and interment was made in the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, June 3, 1920)

Mrs. Ed Craddock passed away at her home, near Wandell, in the south part of the county, on Tuesday, July 13. Death was due to paralysis. The remains will be shipped to Kansas for burial. (Hennessey Clipper, July 15, 1920)

Word was received in this city Saturday that James Dixon, known as Jim to his friends, formerly a clerk in the Ehler store here, had died that morning of typhoid fever in Okeene. He and his wife moved to Okeene from Hennessey about five years ago, and he had been engaged in a mercantile business there since that time. (Press-Democrat, Nov. 16, 1906)

Grace Ethel Elmore was born August 2, 1884; died April 18, 1899, at her home, 7 miles southwest of Hennessey, aged 14 years, 8 months and 16 days. She had been in Nebraska attending school, and had just returned a few months ago, when she was taken with the fever from which she died. The funeral services were conducted at her home at 5 o'clock p.m., at the concludsion of which the remains were taken to the Harmony cemetery and laid to rest. Grace leaves a dear father and mother, three darling sisters and a dear brother to mourn her loss. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, April 27, 1899)

Mr. Eichelberger died at his home in the strip northwest of Hennessey, on Sunday. He had been sick for some time. (Hennessey Kicker, Saturday, April 3, 1897)

Miss Luella T. Elliott, sister of Mrs. W. M. Rutherford, passed away at the Rutherford home on South Cherokee street, yesterday, Feb. 11th, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased resided here for many years previous to her removal to Arkansas in 1906. She returned to Hennessey about four months ago, with the intention of making this city her home, but an attack of typhoid shortly before leaving Arkansas left her quite ill. Services will be Friday at the First M. E. church, with burial in Hennessey Cemetery. The deceased was born at Danville, Illinois, June 3, 1869. She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Wm. H. Rutherford, Hennessey; Mrs. Allie England, Trident, Ark.; Mrs. Eva Lacey, Siloam Springs, Ark.; Mrs. Emma Watson, Danville, Ill.; and one brother, Andrew Elliott, Trident, Ark. (Hennessey Clipper, Feb. 12, 1920)

Mrs. Nancy G. Forney, wife of G. W. Forney, died at her home, seven miles east and five south of Hennessey, last Saturday afternoon, of cancer. Mrs. Forney had been a sufferer from this disease for many years. She was 55 years of age at the time of her death. Burial took place Sunday. [note: another paper gave her husband's name as "J. H."] (Press-Democrat, Friday, Feb. 12, 1904)

A. G. Froman, age 73, died at his home in Kingfisher after a protracted illness. (Daily Oklahoman, Feb. 11, 1911)

Mrs. Edgar Gant, aged 29, died at her home near Kingfisher. (Daily Oklahoman, Feb. 14, 1911)

Last Friday evening a sad and fatal accident occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gilson when their little two year old baby upset a kettleful of hot broth, striking it in the face and running down under its clothes, scalding the greater part of its body. It suffered in great agony until Saturday evening about 7 o'clock when it fell asleep in Jesus. The funeral services were held at the Twin churches, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. Arnote in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. (Hennessey Press-Democrat, Friday, Dec. 29, 1905)

Noah J. Gore, who was one of the pioneers of Oklahoma, died at his home on Fourth Street at 8:00 last Sunday morning. At the age of thirteen Mr. Gore became a member of the Baptist church, to which faith he clung until life closed for him. He was also a member of the Hennessey Masonic Lodge. His funeral was preached by Rev. Scheiman Monday at the Baptist church. The Masons conducted the remains to the depot, his son, James, taking him to King City, Missouri, for interment. Those of the family present were Link Barr of Center township and William Barr of Garfield county, his stepsons, and his own son, James, of Colgate, I. T. (The Hennessey Eagle, Thursday, Dec. 22, 1904)

Mrs. Naomi Wilson Gore, aged 81, one of the county's pioneer women, passed away at her home in Hennessey 8:00 Monday morning, August 21. She had been in ill health several years and practically confined to her home for several months preceding her death. She lost strenght rapidly following a stroke of apoplexy on August 10, which numbed her right side, rendering her totally helpless. Funeral services wee held Tuesday morning at 10:00 from the Baptist church, Rev. C. C. Nance, the pastor officiating. Interment was made in the Hennessey Cemetery. Relatives from out of town attending the funeral included Mr. Abe Banta, Brownsville, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fox; Don Niel Jr. and Mrs. Fred Smith, Billings; Mrs. W. E. Barr, Enid; A. S. Barr and daughter, Miss Hazel Barr, of Wichita, Kans.; and Mr. and Mrs. Link Barr and family, of Dover. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Lida Neil, of Brownsville, Texas; William Barr of Enid; A. S. Barr of Wichita; and Link Barr of Dover.
Mrs. Naomi Wilson Springer was born in Indiana on July 19, 1841 [to Enoch Springer and Rachel Willson]. She accompanied her parents [mother only--father already dead] ten years later when they came to the state of Illinois, and it was there that she grew to womanhood, and was marrried on March 4/1, 1860 to Samuel Barr, whose death occurred in 1868, leaving her with four small children. In 1884 she removed to Kansas with her brood, locating in the western part of the state. Privations encountered as a pioneer on the Kansas prairies failed to deter, when the West beckoned again in 1889, and she came to Oklahoma, making the race for a home on that memorable day--April 22, 1889. She secured a homestead on the banks of Skeleton creek, 12 miles east of Hennessey. Her unwavering faith and industry counted much in the few years that followed. The farm produced food and raiment for herself and family under her careful management. In January, 1893, she was married to Noah J. Gore, and nine years after they moved to Hennessey, where Mr. Gore died in 1904, and where she had since made her home, except for several summers spent in Colorado or with relatives elsewhere. She was a pioneer of two states. The privation and hardships endured while truing to make a home for her family developed great strength of character and a self reliance. Her children's success and well being were matters that concerned her greatly. No mother ever was more pleased with their achievement in later years. She builded well, indeed. She did not live in vain. Her contribution to the West was worthwhile. (Hennessey Clipper, Aug. 24, 1922)

Solomon Henry Grim was born Dec. 10, 1864. He was baptised in the Dunkard Brethren church at Fairmont, Oklahoma. He died at his home, near Pawnee, Oklahoma, on March 31, 1920, after complications following influenza. He is survived by his wife and nine children; his aged father, George W. Grim; six sisters, Mrs. Melissa Koontz, Sioux Falls, SD, Mrs. Minnie Gray, Enid, Mrs. Phoebe A. Nunes, Tulsa, Mrs. Lizzie Scott, Newkirk; Mrs. Mollie Moore, Melrose, Ia., and Mrs. Rosa McVay, Hennessey; two brothers, D. J. Grim of Breckenridge, Okla., and George W. Grim, jr., of Aza, Missouri. He was preceded in death by a son and daughter; his mother, Mrs. Catharine Grim; a brother, Joseph Grim; and a sister, Luela Payne. Burial was in the Lyon Valley Cemetery, northeast of town, beside his mother and brother. (Hennessey Clipper, April 8, 1920)

Last Sunday morning about 10:30 o'clock our village was thrown into a high state of excitement by the report that George Gurn, who lived about four miles north of town, had accidentally shot and killed himself. Evidently the young man had saddled his pony the day before and taking his dog and gun started out to shoot quail. In attempting to jump a wire fence while holding up a wire fence so that his pony could pass through, his gun discharged and the entire load went through his neck. To all appearances death was instantaneous. The body was found by Solly Hatfield, who lived the next claim over. (Kiel Press, Nov. 1, 1900)

Mrs. Frederick Hanstein nee Beehman suicided at her home southwest of town Thursday evening, Aug. 10, 1900 by cutting her throat. Dr. Rector was called and all that he could do to save her life was done, but she died about two hours after. She was born in Schodack Landing, New York, Feb. 15, 1831 and married Frederick Haunstein Aug. 24, 1858. She was the mother of four children, all of whom are living. She united with the Reform church in 1873, removed to Kansas and located at Garden Plains in 1885, and then to Oklahoma in 1889. She was buried at the cemetery southeast of town Saturday. (Press-Democrat, August 17, 1900.

Martin Hardesty, who had been ill but a short time with typhoid fever, died suddenly Sunday night at his home near Kiel. He leaves a wife and two children. A number of the Dover Sons of Veteran were at the deport here and took charge of the remains loading the casket on the train where it was shipped to Hazelton, Kansas, accompanied by a number of relatives. (Free-Press, Monday, Sept. 8, 1913)

J. H. Hardy went up to Wichita Thursday to attend the funeral of his father, who died there Wednesday. Mr. Hardy was a most highly respected citizen and liked by all who knew him. (Hennessey Kicker, Friday, Dec. 11, 1897)

Lotta May Murphy was born in Pike county, Mo., December 28, 1883 and married David Hedgecock May 19, 1900. Lottie gave her life early to God. She was a faithful Christian worker, always found at her post. She went home to her reward December 3, 1910, when just passing from the bloom of youth, to the house of the blest where she shall ever abide. She leaves a husband and one child, a father, mother, one sister and three brothers to mourn their loss. (Press-Democrat, Friday, Dec. 16, 1910)

Mrs. Martha Hopkins, aged 93 years, died at her home ten miles southeast of this city, on December 9th. The cause of her death was principally on account of her extreme old age. (Hennessey Democrat, Friday, Dec. 15, 1893)

Asa C. Hoover, age 36 years, our deputy sheriff, died March 13, from the effects of spinal meningitis. He had been appointed deputy by Sheriff Kelly, who had known him since he was a boy of ten years. He was a dutiful son, a loving husband and father and a kind friend and faithful officer. His parents came from Wilson County, Kansas, as well as his brother from Garfield County, to see him before he died. He is survived by his wife and small child. The remains were taken to Parvin for burial. Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, March 16, 1899)

The funeral of Brother L. Howard took place at Pilgrim Rest Baptist chirch Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. B. F. Abner officiating. Brother Howard leaves a dear wife and many friends to mourn his loss. (The Western World, May 14, 1903)

H. D. Howe, better known simply as "Hughie," died at the Woods residence near the Catholic church last Friday at 8 p.m. Mr. Howe had for a long time suffered from consumption, and after taking cold succumbed to that disease. Sunday morning the remains were expressed to Darlington, Wis., and were accompanied by John Smith. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 16, 1899)

Mary Ellen Lovery was born in McLean Co., Ill., Dec. 13, 1850. She was united in marriage with F. A. Hunt at Winfield, Kans., March 5, 1871; she died at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City on Oct. 27, 1899. She had been an active member of the Methodist church since girlhood. Her husband, her two children, Etta Smith and Berta Hunt, and one sister remain to mourn their great loss. Funeral services were last Sunday at the Methodist church, with interment in the Hennessey Cemetery. [note: another paper gave her maiden name as Tovera, and said she died Oct. 29 in Hennessey; both papers gave the same birthdate, however, and this disagrees with her Findagrave memorial] (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Nov. 2, 1899)

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Johnson, aged about three and half weeks, departed this life Monday, Nov. 26, 1900. The bereft parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction. (Kiel Press, Nov. 29, 1900)

Clark Jones, aged 79, well known farmer northeast of Kingfisher, died on Tuesday afternoon of heart failure. He had been a resident of this county for 30 years and was a highly respected citizen. (Hennessey Clipper, June 3, 1920)

Mrs. Nancy C. Jones died at her home in Dover, Jan. 15, 1921, at the ripe old age of 98 years, one month and one day. Since her marriage to J. N. Jones in 1893 she made her home in and around Dover. Besides her husband, a brother, Joseph Hollingsworth of Pattensburg, Mo., and her grandson, G. W. Taylor, now residing at Florence, Kansas, survive her. Mrs. Jones was one of the pioneer women of Kingfisher County, locating on a farm four miles southeast of Dover in April 1889. She was active in lodge and religious circles and enjoyed a wide acquaintance and a large circle of friends. Elder Rulleford, of the Christian Church, conducted the funeral services at the family residence last Sunday, where many old friends and neighbors gathered to pay their respects. The body was laid to rest in the Banner Cemetery, southeast of Dover, near her old home. The are many who will miss Grandma Jones. (Hennessey Clipper, Jan. 20, 1921)

Last Tuesday, Hatten, the five year old boy of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kazebeer, was instantly killed. The little fellow was playing by a log pen, and the horse tied to one of the logs became frightened, jerked back and the log struck him in the head, breaking his neck. The funeral was held at the family residence Wednesday and largely attened by neighbors and friends of the family. This is the first death in a family of twelve children, and the parents, brothers and sisters feel the loss very deeply. (Hennessey Kicker, Saturday, March 13, 1897)

Mr. James Kelley, a pioneer resident of the Lone Star neighborhood, northeast of Hennessey, passed away at the home of his son, in Bliss, Okla., Friday, Feb. 22. He had been in feeble health for some time before his death. Six children, four sons and two daughters, survive him. The deceased homesteaded a farm in the Lone Star neighborhood. After disposing of that place, he purchased a farm near Sheridan, which he owned at the time of his death. (The Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1918)

Mrs. Mable Kelly died Wednesday at 2 p.m. of typhoid fever and was buried Thursday. Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jewell, who formerly resided here. She was married six months ago to Marshall Kelly. The bereaved husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community. (Hennessey Kicker, Saturday, Oct. 23, 1897)

Anton, jr., 7 week old infant of Anton Kokojan, of the Bison neighborhood, passed away at 8:45 Tuesday morning at the home of his grandparents, after an illness of but a day. It was death's second visit to the household within the brief span of but a few weeks. The child's mother died of pneumonia-influenza on Feb. 22, only five days after the little one's birth. The sorrowing young father has the sympathy of friends and neighbors in the loss of his family. Funeral services will be held today from St. Joseph's Catholic church, at Bison. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery at Hennessey. (Hennessey Clipper, April 8, 1920)

Alpha O. Morton was born at Carthage, Mo., Jan. 30, 1868, and died at the home of A. A. Hamil, two miles northeast of this place, April 9, 1904, at 5 o'clock p.m. The cause of her death was heart failure, after an illness of measles. In 1878 she came with her parents to Cowley Co., Kansas. They returned to Missouri in 1881, returning to Kansas to make the Run of 1889. They secured a homestead 12 miles east of Hennessey. She married Haden Lawlead in 1892 and to this union was born Hadiline. Mrs. Lawhead was a teacher, having served in Dist. 44, and then Dist. 62, which employment she was forced to leave when she became ill. The remains were taken to Sheridan on Sunday for interment. (The Kiel Press, April 14, 1904)

Territorial Superintendent of Schools J. H. Lawhead died this morning at the residence of his son, D. B. Lawhead. There was no one at his bedside but his son and daughter in law, Mrs. Lawhead being at home on the farm, eight miles west of Crescent City. The deceased had lived a long career of public and private honor and usefulness. He has been a life-long educator. He was born in Uniontown, Penn., in 1834, where he lived until his 16th year, and graduated from Marietta College. From there he moved to Syracuse, Ohio, where he was president of Carleton College for several years. In 1861 he enlisted in the army at the breaking out of the rebellion, and served until '64, when he was mustered out on account of disability. He was promoted to the rank of 1st Lt. and Adjutant General under President Hayes and General Crook. In 1871 he removed to Bourbon county, Kansas, and was there but a few months when he was elected county superintendent, which office he held for 14 years. He was elected to the state legislature in 1881, where he won such distinction that in 1884 he was elected state superintendent of public instruction, which office he held two terms. He came to Oklahoma at the opening and took a claim in Kingfisher county, where his family still lives. He was appointed superintendent of public instruction and was also territorial auditor. He was active in his office until the last moment, going to Kingfisher to attend the county normal institute, when his health gave way. Funeral services will be announced. (Langston City Herald, Saturday, Aug. 27, 1892)

Skeleton Twp.--Mr. Jack Livermore died last Sunday, Aug. 27, at 10 o'clock. A large crowd followed the remains to Sheridan Cemetery, where he was laid to rest.

Mrs. Robert A. Lyle, of Kingfisher, died last Sunday after an illness of several weeks. The funeral occurred Monday and was one of the largest ever held in Kingfisher. Mrs. Lyle was a most esteemable woman, a kind neighbor, a devoted wife and mother and an earnest Christian. The funeral sermon was rendered by her pastor, Rev. Sherwood, and the services throughout were very impressive. She leaves a four year old daughter and an affectionate husband to mourn her departure. (The Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, April 26, 1900)

Earl McClelland, a young man about 21 years of age and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex McClelland residing northeast of Kiel, died this morning after a brief illness. Last Thursday morning the young man went into the well to clean it, and soon after returning above was taken with a chill and his death was presumably the result of quick fever. (The Dover News, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1913)

Mrs. D. McCollum died at her home in the southwest part of Hennessey, Saturday, December 31, 1910, after a long illness of dropsy. She 62 years, 6 months and 10 days old. The funeral was held at the Union Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 1, 1911. She leaves a husband, several children and many friends to mourn their loss. (Press-Democrat, Friday, Jan. 6, 1911)

Died, Tuesday, May 2, 1900, Mrs. McDonald, age 59 years, 11 months. Services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. E. Cannon, eight miles northwest of Kiel. Rev. Mantonya officiated the services. She leaves five children to mourn her loss. The remains were buried in the Wingert cemetery. (Kiel Press, May 3, 1900)

F. McFadden, residing four miles northwest of Kiel, died Tuesday afternoon, after a two weeks spell of sickness. (Kiel Press, June 7, 1900)

Isabell Lexington/Lemington was born in Clark county, Illinois, March 12, 1874. She was married in 1897 to J. E. McFarland, and died in Kiel, Oklahoma, on Oct. 5, 1900, leaving a husband, two children, father and brother, to mourn their loss. In early life she embraced the Christian religion and died in the hope inspired by that belief. She was a loving wife and mother, and a kind neighbor. Though living in Kiel but a few weeks she had made many warm friends, and the esteem in which she was held by the community was evidenced by the long procession of teams that accompanied her remains to the cemetery. The sympathies of all the people go out to the bereft husband and children in their time of grief. The funeral services were held in the Odd Fellows' hall by Rev. Nichols, of the Congregational church, assisted by J. D. Crist. (Kiel Press, Oct. 11, 1900)

Catharine M. Barrett was born in Center county, Pa., April 19, 1833, and died Dec. 12, 1910 at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 23 days. She moved to Clearfield, Pa., when a child and united with the Baptist church at the age of 16 years and has since been a faithful Christian. She married C. P. McMasters, September 22, 1858, at Clearfield. To this union six children were born, all living except a boy who died in infancy. The children are: Mrs. Orlando Thorp, Canada; Mrs. Sarah Liston, of this place; Miss Anna McMasters of Corydon, Iowa; D. McMasters of Bedford, Iowa; and Wiliam McMasters of Oregrand, Idaho. Mrs. McMasters and her daughter, Miss Anna, came here a week or so ago to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Liston. She took a severe cold coming here and took pneumonia. She passed away Monday at 9 a.m. Mrs. McMasters had visited here previously several times, and was well known and liked by those who knew her. The body was taken back to her home for burial, Monday evening, by Mrs. Liston and Miss McMasters. (Press-Democrat, Friday, Dec. 16, 1910)

Mrs. McPhipps, a daughter of James Dunn, six miles northeast of town, died this morning from an attack of pneumonia. (Hennessey Democrat, Friday, Nov. 30, 1894)

Garland Macy, whose family lives nine miles southwest of town, died at his home last Friday after an illness of four days. Funeral services were held at the Macy home at one o'clock Saturday afternoon and interment made in the Hennessey cemetery. Garland Macy was born at Carbon, Sumner county, Kansas, Sept. 23, 1893. He came with his parents to Blackwell, Okla., and then to the farm home, where he died January 21, 1910, aged 16 years, 3 months and 28 days. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Jan. 27, 1910)

Lewis Saunders Maddox was born in Cloud county, Kansas, December 17, 1876 and died in Hennessey, Oklahoma, October 18, 1906, as a result of typhoid fever. He united with the United Brethren church when 17 years old, and like many other young people had his back slidings and cold seasons. However, he was known by all who had his acquaintance to be strictly honest and truthful. On September 1, 1895, he was married to Miss Emma Taggart. Three children blessed this union, one, a little girl five years old, died four years ago. The widow, a girl of nine years and and boy of four, together with a father, mothers, two brothers, four sisters and other relatives and friends remain to mourn his demise. His funeral was preached at Union Chapel, seven miles east of Hennessey, by Rev. A. Arnote, after which his body was laid to rest in the Union Cemetery to await the resurrection morn. (Press-Democrat, Nov. 16, 1906)

Olive Lois, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Maddox, of Marshall, passed away July 14th at the age of but five days. Her death was due to autointoxication. The remains were interred at Oak View Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, July 15, 1920)

Mrs. Homer Makepeace, a pioneer resident of Kingfisher, passed away at 8:15 Sunday night at Colorado Springs, Colo., where she had gone for the benefit of her health. In compliance with her previous request, interment will be made in the cemetery at Kingfisher. (The Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1918)

Mrs. Louisa Marion, mother of George Marion, died at her home northeast of Hennessey last week. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Nov. 9, 1899)

Mathies Markes, living six mile east of this place and who had been sick with stomach trouble for the past nine months, passed away Tuesday, July 4th. The funeral was preached at the Catholic church Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Father Beck, and the remains laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery three miles east of town. Mr. Markes was born in Germany in 1828 and came to this country when 24 years of age. He located in Morgan county, Missouri, where he married Miss Mary Rusch. In 1889 they came to Ford county, Kansas, and in September 1892 to this place, where they settled on a homestead four miles east and one and a half miles south of Hennessey. Mr. Markes was one of our most prosperous farmers and will be greatly missed by his neighbors. He leaves a wife and twelve children to mourn his death, and they have the sympathy of their entire neighborhood. (Hennessey Democrat, Saturday, July 8, 1893)

George Marsher, at one time a resident of Dover, died Aug. 10 at the home of one of his children in Chicago. He was about 81 years of age and leaves three children. His many friends here are grieved to learn of his death. (The Dover News, Sept. 13, 1906)

Cora James was born in Albia, Iowa, Nov. 17, 1876. Died at her home in Kingfisher, Nov. 3, 1908. She came with her parents to Oklahoma in the early opening. She was married to George Mays March 23, 1894. She gave her heart to the Lord at the early age of 13 and lived a true Christian until death. She leaves a husband, two little girls, her parents, three brothers and three sisters. The funeral took place at the M. E. church, with burial in the Dover Cemetery. (Kingfisher Midget, Nov. 11, 1908)

Beula Melendy, aged 25 years, 8 months and 23 days, died at her home southeast of Hennessey on Sunday, September 28, after a brief ten days' illness. Services were held Tuesday, September 30, from the Center View Chapel, with burial in the Barracks Cemetery. Mrs. Melendy was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ramsey, of Lovell, and was born in Atchison county, Missouri, Jan. 5, 1888. She moved with her parents to Logan county, Oklahoma, twelve years ago. She was married to John C. Melendy on Feb. 24, 1908. Three children, Iris Louise, Lorina Alta and Ione, were born to this union, Ione preceding her mother in death on Dec. 21, 1911. The bereaved husband and motherless children have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. (Hennessey Clipper, Oct. 2, 1913)

Died, the seven months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, living three miles southwest of this city. The funeral was preached at the M.E. church last Monday by Rev. Porter. The little one was laid to rest in the Hennessey cemetery. (Hennessey Democrat, Friday, Nov. 30, 1894)

Died, at Kiel, Sunday, Oct. 7, 1900, at 5:00 p.m., Fernie Oliver, infant son of Charley and Ida Morslain, aged 7 days and 11 hours. (Kiel Press, Oct. 11, 1900)

Joseph Burton Moss was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Oct. 27, 1849, Following his marriage to Mary E. Davenport on May 16, 1869 they lived in Pennsylvania, moving to Kansas in 1878. In 1901 they came to a farm 11 miles southwest of Hennessey, where they resided until poor health caused them to move to town a few weeks ago. He died January 10 at his home on south Main street. He is survived by his loving wife, his daughter, Mattie E. Humphrey, of Emporia, Kansas, two sisters, Mrs. Eva Barnhart of McAlester and Mrs. A. Wildener of Hunlocks Creek, Pennsylvania; and one brother, R. B. Moss of Pennsylvania. His only son, Frank P. Moss, preceded his father in death. The body will be shipped to Norwich, Kansas, for interment. (Hennessey Clipper, Jan. 15, 1920)

Mrs. Lena M. Musselman, formerly of Kingfisher, died in an Oklahoma City ospital Tuesday, May 3, after a short illness. The remains will be shipped to Lingfisher for burial. The deceased was 44 years of age, and her husband, who survives her, is engaged in the merchantile business in Kingfisher. (Daily Oklahoman, May 4, 1910)

Jay N. Needham, well known early day resident died at his home in Lacy town at 6:20 this (April 8) evening as the paper was going to press. (Hennessey Clipper, April 8, 1920)

Freddie Vincent Noel was born Feb. 19, 1895. Died Oct. 19, 1901 aged six years and eight months. Freddie was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Noel, of Cooper. The funeral services were conducted on the following day at the church in Cooper by the Rev. J. D. Morgan, of Lacey, Oklahoma. The remains were take to the Cooper Cemetery for burial. (Kiel Press, Oct. 24, 1901

James O'Connor, age 38 years, one of the most prominent business men of our city, died at his residence on Wednesday evening, Dec. 13, of pneumonia. His remains will be taken to Darlington, Wis., for burial. Mr. O'Connor came to this country from Darlington when the country first opened for settlement, and engaged in the hardware business, in which he was still engaged when he died. A brother, P. H. O'Connor arrived on the ten o'clock train on Wednesday night, but arrived an hour too late to see his brother alive. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his departure for the loss of a kind husband and father, as well as a community who as a whole considered him a friend. Dade Kyle accompanied the remains to Wisconsin. (Hennessey Democrat, Friday, Dec. 15, 1893)

William O'Connor, a resident of Hennessey for many years, passed away at an Enid hospital Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1920 after a brief illness of pneumonia. Services will be Friday in Enid. The deceased was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Hennessey. (Hennessey Clipper, Feb. 12, 1920)

The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Pain died Monday, March 27, 1899. He was buried the next day. (Hennessey Kicker, Saturday, April 1, 1899)

Mrs. Russell Paris died at the family home, two and one half miles south and eight miles west of Hennessey, on Tuesday morning, Sept. 30. Mrs. Paris had been ill for several months. Two small children and a husband mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted from the late home and interment made in the Wilhite cemetery. Mrs. Paris was 27 years, 5 months and 25 days of age. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson, early day settlers of Kingfisher county. (Hennessey Clipper, Oct. 2, 1913)

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Parks died Monday evening and was buried yesterday. They have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. (Hennessey Kicker, Wednesday, June 16, 1897)

The five week old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Racer died Tuesday morning, July 20, of indigestion. Funeral services were held at the home yesterday morning and interment was in Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, July 22, 1920)

On June 30, Louis Raugh, aged 18, jumped off the water tank of a threshing outfit at the Meyer place in Kingfisher county. As he fell he struck one point of a fork into his head, above one eye and died in four hours. Mr. Raugh lived 15 miles northwest of Kiel, where he was buried in the Meyer cemetery. Rev. Miller of Okeene preached the funeral. (Kiel Press, July 19, 1900)

James Wesley Rawlings was born near Lawrenceville, Illinois, May 23, 1832. He was married to Margaret Gillin, Oct. 6, 1861. He died at his home in Hennessey on July 20, 1920 after a stroke of apoplexy the week before. Mr. and Mrs. Rawlings moved to Oklahoma seventeen years ago, living on a farm southwest of Hennessey for a short time, and then moving into town, where he lived until the time of his death. He was the sixth of ten children born to his parents, and only two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Catterton and Mrs. G. W. Carr, both of Lawrenceville, Illinois, remain of this family. Mr. and Mrs. Rawlings had no children of their own, but have raised three orphans, John Snyder, Malinda Allen and William Novalle, who came back to Hennessey to care for the couple when he heard they were in poor health. Two nieces, Mrs. W. A. Courter and Mrs. Fred Ehler, were at their uncle's beside when he died. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon form the Christian Church, with burial in the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, July 22, 1920)

Miss Mabel Ray, 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ray, met instant death last Friday, two miles north of Columbia, when an auto truck in which she was riding overturned on a bank. She was caught beneath the body of the truck, her neck and jaw being broken. Miss Wilda McCandless, who was driving, escaped unhurt by jumping and two young Dunham children miraculously escaped with injury. Besides her parents, she is surved by five sisters and four brothers. Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Williams of Lovell officiating. Mabel Marie Ray was born May 27, 1902, on the farm which remained her home until her death. Her kind and loving disposition endeared her to all and her death brought sadness to a wide circle. (Hennessey Clipper, June 3, 1920)

Oscar Russell, of near Hennessey, died on the 21st of pneumonia, contracted while taking care of his brother in law, Ben Van Trees, who died last week. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1899)

Joseph Sandifer, 35, died at his home in Kingfisher, Saturday, Dec. 7, from pneumonia following a case of influenza. The body was brought to Perry Tuesday and interment made in Grace Hill cemetery. Rev. W. H. Beer conducted funeral services at the Methodist church and the Odd Fellows held service at the grave. (Perry Republican, Dec. 12, 1918)

Mrs. H. P. Sanger died at her residence of heart disease and dropsy Sunday morning, and was buried at the Hennessey Cemetery on Monday. The deceased was in her 44th years and leaves a husband and several children to mourn the death of a wife and mother. (Hennessey Democrat, Saturday, June 24, 1893)

Died, Oct. 16th, the little boy of Mr. and Mrs. Evert Sleetman of Kingfisher. (The Western World, Oct. 29, 1903)

Rudy Smith's little three year old child got burned to death last Tuesday. The parents were in town and left the child with its grandfather. They were out of the house doing some work and did not miss the child for some time when he saw smoke issuing from the door, and in going in he found the child burned to death. It is supposed that the child got hold of matches and in some way its clothes caught fire. Mr. Smith lives 10 miles southwest of town. (Hennessey Democrat, Friday, March 9, 1894)

Thomas J. Snodgress was born in Randolph, Indiana, July 6, 1845; died at Columbia, Kingfisher county, O. T., Aug. 17, 1899, aged 54 years, 1 months and 11 days. He died of catarrh of the stomach. He leaves a wife and three children, who were all present at his death. He seemed to realize that he was nearing the dark river, and bade his family and all friends who were around his bedside, goodbye and requested they should meet him in heaven. He married Miss Susan F. Ellis at Carthage, Mo., May 28, 1870. Six children were born to them, three of whom are with him in Heaven. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Sept. 7, 1899)

At the home of his grandparents, Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, at 9:45 o'clock, the spirit of little John M. Sherwood took its flight. He was the third child of W. F. Sherwood, of Humphreys, Missouri, and was three years and four months old. The funeral will take place for the home of W. A. Sherwood tomorrow morning. (Kiel Press, Oct. 25, 1900)

Died, Aug. 30, Mr. Spinner, about 30 years old. His wife died one year ago, and leaves two little boys. The funeral ceremonies were Aug. 31 and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery northeast of town. Mr. Spinner was a member of the M.W.A. (Kiel Press, Sept. 6, 1900)

Mrs. H. W. Strong, former resident of Hennessey, died at the home of her son, John Srong, at Guthrie, Tuesday. Mr. Strong formerly conducted the wagon yard on North Main street. They removed to Weatherford more than a decade since, later going to Guthrie. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Jan. 20, 1921)

Died, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Suite, near Lacey, on the 14th inst., of croup. The funeral was held at Lacey on the 16th. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday Oct. 17, 1901)

Don Delmer, 13 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swank, passed away at the family home east of Hennessey, Wednesday, Feb. 25, after an illness of two weeks. The little one's death resulted from pneumonia. Funeral services were held today from the M.E. church in Hennessey, with interment at the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, Feb. 26, 1920)

Robert Van Wey, age 80 years, died at the home of his daughter, near Lacy, Wednesday, February 11, 1920. He death was due to old age. Funeral services were held later that day, interment being made at the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, Feb. 12, 1920)

Died, at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Ortner, little Eddie Wager, age 5 years, 7 months and 21 days. (Kiel Press, Dec. 6, 1900)

Mamie, the 10 year old daughter of J. H. Wells, living twelve miles west of Kingfisher, died Sunday night of hydrophobia. She and four other children of the family had been bitten by a pup about five weeks previously. A mad stone had been applied, but no surgical remedies were resorted to. She had been comparatively well to within two hours of her death, when convulsions set in. None of the other children have been affected. (The Press-Democrat, June 21, 1901)

Mabel, the 6 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack West, who resides six miles southwest of Kingfisher, died Monday, Sept. 6, of typhoid fever The remains were interred in the Kingfisher cemetery. (The Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Sept. 9, 1915)

Frank Weltse, a stepson of Mr. Carrabine, who died at the New Forum hotel Saturday, was a lad of nearly 17 years of age. He was a highly respected young man and loved by everyone who knew him. The funeral was preached by Rev. Blodgett at the Methodist church yesterday and the remains laid to rest in the city cemetery. The deceased was born in Decatur, Burt county, Nebraska and moved to Madison county with his mother when a child, where they resided until a bout a year ago when they came to this place. (Hennessey Kicker, Friday, Dec. 22, 1899)

Jacob Lloyd Welty, son of Ora and Jacob Welty, died last Tuesday morning, Sept. 11. Last Monday afternoon he ate an unripe peach and this resulted in an inflammation of the bowels. He complained of pains that evening, and Dr. Burns was called, but the boy died later that evening. Lloyd Welty was born June 13, 1894 in Kingfisher County, on his parents' farm near Kiel. The funeral was held Sept. 14th from the Evangelical church, with burial at Vanable's graveyard, west of Kiel. (Kiel Press, Sept. 13, 1900)

Garner Edwin, aged 2 years and 6 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. West, died Monday, July 19th, at the home west of Hennessey after an illness of ten days. The family came here from Florida about two years ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Christian church, of Hennessey, interment being made in the Hennessey Cemetery. (Hennessey Clipper, July 22, 1920)

Died, at Kiel, Sept. 29. of typhoid fever, James Wideman, son of F. M. and Elizabeth Wideman, of Jefferson county, Missour, age 24 years and one month. He had been working the last three years for William Collier with his threshing machine. His brother reached his bedside a few days before his death and was with him to the end. He leaves a wife and son, father, four brothers and ten sisters to mourn his loss. Funeral services were conducted in Odd Fellows Hall by Rev. J. H. Nichols of the Congregational church. The people of Kiel and vicinity manifested much interest and sympathy, and a long procession followed the remains to their final resting place. (Kiel Press, Oct. 4, 1900)

Elihu Wilson was born July 2, 1825, in Harrison county, Kentucky. He came to Kansas in 1868, and to Oklahoma in 1893. At the age of 22 he was united in marriage with Nancy Walters. This union was blessed with 8 children, 7 of whom live to mourn the loss of their father. Four of the children reside in Oklahoma--two in the Cheyenne country, on in the Strip, and one in Hennessey, Mrs. W. F. Green. Funeral, Buffalo school house, Aug. 29. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Sept. 7, 1899)

Mrs. Nancy E. Wilson passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, at the home of her daughter in Stillwater, where she had gone some months ago with her husband to spend the winter months. The body was shipped to Hennessey for interment, funeral services being held from the First M. E. church, on Wednesday. She was the wife of J. F. Wilson, and prior to moving to Hennessey had resided on their farm in the Myrtle neighborhood for many years. (Hennessey Clipper, Feb. 12, 1920)

C. Zimmerman, an old citizen of this county, living near Lyon Valley, died at his home last Saturday, of old age. Mr. Zimmerman had the reputation of being a devout and sincere christian, and is highly respected among his neighbors. (Hennessey Clipper, Thursday, Feb. 23, 1899)

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