The Family of James & Bettie Hord

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James & Bettie Hord

James C. Hord is buried in Milam KS. His wife and daughter, Nancy Elizabeth "Bettie" Bowles Hord and Elizabeth Frances Hord are both buried in the Praire Lawn Cemetery in Wellington KS. One other daughter, Hadie Hord, is buried at Summer Shade KY. They have no additional descendents. This is a memorial to their lives.


James C. Hord

James C. Hord
23 Mar 1853 - 5 Jul 1937
Husband of Nancy "Bettie" Bowles Hord
Son of Thomas H. and Elizabeth A. (Young) Hord

The Argonia Argosy, 8 Jul 1937, page 1, column 4
James C. Hord, 84, a resident of near Milan for more than 40 years died at the Hatcher Hospital Monday afternoon about four o¹clock. He had been in the hospital only a short time.
Mr. Hord was born March 24, 1853 at Metcalfe County, Ill (actually Barren Co. KY). He moved to near Milan in 1894. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Hord, Milan; a sister, Mrs. Kate Shirley, Summershade, Ky., and a brother, R.W. Hord, Farina, Ill. Mrs. Hord preceded her husband in death July 11, 1931.
Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning at 10 o¹clock at the Milan Baptist Church. Burial was made in the Milan Cemetery.

Bettie Bowles Hord

Nancy Elizabeth "Bettie" Bowles Hord
26 Nov 1850 - 11 Jul 1931
Wife of James C. Hord
Daughter of Austin W. and Nancy (Clark) Bowles

The Argonia Argosy, Thursday, July 16, 1931, page 1, column 4
Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Hord, wife of J.C. Hord of Milan, died at their home Saturday afternoon, July 11, at 1:15.
Nancy Elizabeth Bowles was born at Summer Shade, Ky., on November 26, 1850. She was married to James C. Hord, October 10, 1878. To this union two daughters were born, Elizabeth Frances and Lulu Haden, the latter died at the age of three and one-half years.
The family moved to Kansas in 1894 and located on a farm four miles northeast of Milan where they lived until 1908 when they moved to Milan, where they have since made their home.
Mrs. Hord became a Christian early in life and remained faithful until the end.
She is survived by her husband, daughter Elizabeth, two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Love of Wellington, Mrs. Cordelia Beard of Wichita, other relatives and a large host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Milan, Monday afternoon with Elder H. A. Utley of Topeka officiating.
Burial was in Prairie Lawn cemetery at Wellington.

Elizabeth Frances Hord

Elizabeth Frances Hord
20 Jul 1879 - 7 Jun 1965
Daughter of James and Bettie Hord
Granddaughter of Austin and Nancy Bowles

Wellington Daily News for June 8, 1965 on page 1
Milan resident dies at Winfield
Miss Elizabeth Hord, 85, of Milan died at 6:26 a.m. Monday at the Newton Memorial Hospital at Winfield where she had been a patient for five days. She was admitted to the hospital from Rest Haven nursing home where she had been residing for the past 18 months.
She was born July 20, 1879, in Summer Shade, Ky., and had been a resident of Wellington most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Milan.
Survivors include a cousin, C. T. Bowles, Twin Falls, Idaho.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Milan Church of Christ. The Rev. Arnett Lowder will officiate. Burial will be in Praire Lawn cemetery. Hatfield Funeral Home, Belle Plaine, is in charge.

Hadie Hord
22 Jan 1886 - 2 Nov 1889
Daughter of James and Bettie Hord
Granddaughter of Austin and Nancy Bowles

Hadie Hord would be forgotten except for this handsome stone in the Summer Shade Cemetery left behind by her parents as they headed west to Kansas. She is nestled in among her Bowles kinfolk high on the descending hillside of this beautiful cemetery.

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