Anderson County, Kansas Obituaries

Tombstone Inscriptions
and Obituaries
Anderson County, Kansas

This is an ongoing project for placing my Anderson County ancestors obituaries, death notices, and tombstone inscriptions.  If there are any additions or corrections, contact me at <[email protected]>. Check back often for updates.


  BEISSELL, Aaron-  In 1842 he came with his parents to Marshall Co., IL, where he grew to manhood.  They were married (see Phoebe DEFENBAUGH) over fifty years.  Eleven children came into their home, three died in early childhood. Four boys and Four girls survive, Mary SMITH of Garnett, Kate DONALDSON, Central City; A.L., Westphalia township., Ida GEDNEY, Mont Ida. W.G., Westphalia; Ed, Waldo, Winona FOSTER, Leroy; Merve, Waldo.  funeral at the home Nov. 13, and burial in Westphalia Cemetery.  He came to Kansas in 1870, and settled near Central City, until six years ago when he came to Garnett.  He died Nov. 11, 1905 of heart failure.
Oct 16, 1885: We learn that a little son died Monday at Central City. (newspaper tidbit)


  DAY, Thomas J.  died at his home on Deer Creek on Dec. 9, 1884.  Mr. DAY came to Anderson County in 1854 and took up claim on South Deer Creek near where Henry HOCKETT now lives.  He returned to Missouri in 1855. (Harry Johnson's "History of Anderson County, KS." gives 1855 as the year of his arrival in this county.)  Mr. DAY removed from his old homestead to the home on Deer Creek where he died a number of years ago.  He was one of the most prominent men in Southern Anderson County and Allen County.


   DEFENBAUGH,  Phoebe (see Aaron BEISSELL) - Died Feb 22, 1928, after a long sickness of four years or longer, the result of a fall.  She was a resident of Anderson Co. many years, and a pioneer of the western part....she would have been 90 years old in two days..had eleven children; Kate of Garnett, Abe of Larkin, KS., Ida of Garnett, Will of Welda, Ed of Los Angles (CA), Nona of Santa Rosa, CA. and Merwin of Westphalia.
  DEFENBAUGH, Ezra- Died at the home of his son, Murray. Civil War Vet Co. I, 2nd Iowa Inf., Union, buried in the Garnett Cemetery.  Ezra,  age 92, who settled near Central City, 65 years ago, died Apr. 12, 1935 at the home of his son in Wichita (KS).  He was a Civil War veteran, serving from 1861-65, in Co. "I", 2nd Iowa Inf..  He was a member of Colony Veterans of Civil War, and Fairview Church, near Westphalia.  Burial in Garnett Cemetery.  Ohio and Illinois formed the background of this pioneers early life.  Born in Ohio, Aug. 30 1842, he  moved with his parents when a small child to Streator, IL.  Age 28 he married Caroline HARRIS, Oct. 5, 1870, and immediately they came west.  Wife died in 1914, and daughter Nettie JOHNSON (JOHNSTON?) died in 1916.  Leaves son Murray.
Another Obit........
Funeral services for Ezra DEFENBAUGH, Civil War Veteran will be conducted at Garnett, KS, Sunday.  Downing Mortuary (Wichita, KS.) is in charge of Mr. DEFENBAUGH, who is 92 years old, died Friday.  He resided at 1425 North Poplar Street.  He was a retired farmer.  Mr. DEFENBAUGH is survived by his daughter-in-law Fannie (LAMBERT) DEFENBAUGH and a son Murray, Wichita; a granddaughter, Lois DEFENBAUGH, Wichita and two nephews, Miles DEFENBAUGH, 327 ???? Ave. and S. P. RYDER 420 Grove Street.


   DOLL, Mary Ellen- the six month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis DOLL, Mary Ellen, grandparents J.T. NICKELSON in Jackson township, died Aug. 1, 1924.
The family lives in Montague, Mont. and the little girl was so severely burned sixteen days ago when their house was destroyed by fire.  The body arrived here for burial in Garnett Cemetery, Monday.  Mrs. DOLL was working in the garden and saw flames.  She had to break a rear window in the bedroom where the baby was in bed.  She found the baby and carried it outside, but it was so badly burned it was blind, and it's arms and hands so badly burned it would not have had use of them.  Pallbearers were all young girl relatives.
  DOLL, Eugene-Died June 30,  1910- son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston DOLL, Junction, died at 1:30 Weds., of appendicitis.  Operation was performed Tues., but it was so advanced that the operation was to not available.  Funeral Thurs., 2:00 at the home, burial at Garnett Cemetery.
DOLL, Earl- The  body of Earl DOLL, who died in a hospital at Fort Benton (Montana), will arrive at Garnett for funeral at Methodist church, Sat. He died of spinal meningitis, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. P.C. DOLL, ......he was 33y, 3m, 22d..never married (Died abt. April 1939)


  FAGG, Thomas- June 13, 1929 died at his home at Welda. Funeral today at Welda. He  came with his family in 1855 and settled on a claim on North Pottawatomie Creek, 7 miles NW of present site of Garnett.  Enlisted in the Civil War in Union Army, Co. "C", 10th Kansas Regiment in 1861 as a private, and served until the close of the war.  He was the last (surviving) Civil War Veteran of this community...Married Julia and had two children, John T.; Butte City, CA and Julia Los Angeles.  His wife died leaving him with two small children, and he resided with his widowed mother.  In 1870 he married Eliza who survives. Nine children born to this union, three dying in infancy, Claud 13, Bertha 16, and Rosa Belle, Harry. Surviving are George, Andrew Lincoln, Herbert of the home, James, Baxter Springs, Lillian SMITH, Oak Creek, CO. and Willard, Glendale AZ. Funeral June 13 at Methodist Church in Welda.
For more information on Thomas FAGG in Anderson County, go to the link below "Kansas Civil War Veterans County List" See link below under "All Things Kansas" section.


LAMBERT,  Frank Preston (Philip ? ) funeral held Sunday at Garnett Methodist Church. He was the son of John and Hannah LAMBERT born Jan 20, 1876, 5 miles NW of KINCAID, and died Dec 26,1941 , age 64. Married Feb 2, 1933, to Mrs. Louie HAWLEY. Survived by 2 brothers and four sisters.

  LAMBERT, John Robert- He was born in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England, April 14, 1841 and died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Alva PITCHFORD, January 9, 1917, aged seventy-five years, eight months and twenty-five days. He was married to Hannah Elder NICKELSON, at Springfield, IL., December 31, 1864.  Of this union were born eleven children, seven daughters and four sons. His wife, three sons, five daughters and twenty-two grandchildren survive him, one son and two daughters preceded him.  Mrs. Anna DAY of Woodston; Rev. Phillip LAMBERT of Fredonia; Dora MILLINGTON of Fort Scott, and Maye STANLEY, of Simpson, Kans., and Josie and Alva PITCHFORD, were with him during his brief sickness.  Fannie DEFENBAUGH, being very sick, at the home of her mother, in Garnett, could not be with him.  His sons Joe and Frank could not arrive until after his death. He left England at the age of thirteen, and joined the British Navy, and served seven years as a military cadet under his uncle Capt. William LAMBERT.  During such services, he endured many hardships, having been in service during the Crimean War.  His vessel was destroyed, and himself and sixteen others were rescued.  They were picked up by a merchant vessel and brought to St. Johns. He landed in America during the year 1860, and took out his first naturalization papers and proved himself to be one of the most devoted of American citizens by his most brilliant services for his country. He enlisted at Springfield, IL., in the Union army, Company H, Second Illinois Calvary, April 14, 1861 and was discharged August 1864.  He partook of many hard-fought battles, most of his service being under General U. S. GRANT.  He was wounded in a calvary charge at Ft. Donaldson, and taken prisoner at Holly Springs, Miss., where he was held six months.  He endured the hardships of soldier life with a non-complaining spirit.  In his older days, he took much pleasure in telling of his war experiences. Although he was frail a good many years, he was spared until the last of his roll  call of his company.
He, with his wife and two children, came to Kansas in 1868, and settled on the homestead where they remained until two years ago, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Alva PITCHFORD, where he died.
He was a son of a family of seven children, three sons and four daughters.  After he came to America, the family became scattered, and at the time of his death, he had lost all trace of his brothers and sisters, his father and mother having preceded him. He was confirmed in the Catholic Church, and held to that faith, although in later years, he was unable to attend his church, he became a member of the Methodist Church near his home, and was ever a constant Christian.  His earnest Christian life and devotion to his family were ever his aim in life.
Several times during his illness, he called his children to him, and advised them to prepare and be ready when they should be called.  He told them how happy he was, as he was going to the Home for which he was prepared.
The inspiring things he told them in his last few hours and his example as a true Christian can never pass from the minds of his loved ones. He always bore his afflictions without complaint, only trusting in the Savior, saying, "He doeth all things well." Mr. LAMBERT was a man highly respected by his neighbors and his acquaintances were friends. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter, January 10th, in charge of Rev. SCHULENBERGER, pastor of the M.E. Church at Kincaid, and interment was made in the Deer Creek Cemetery, near his old home. Truly, "Blessed are they that die in the Lord, for their labors are ended and their works do follow them."

Tombstone Inscription:
                     Matthew O. LAMBERT
                     Son of J. & H.E. Lambert
                     Died April 27, 1896
                     Aged 27y 10ms 23ds
                     "In my fathers house there are many mansions"

  Tombstone Inscription:
                      Daisy V.
                      Died Aug. 17, 1887
                      aged 1ys 3m 20dys

                      Carrie E.
                      Died  Jan. 25, 1888
                      aged 4yr & 5ds

                      Children of J. & H.E. Lambert
                      (same headstone for both girls)


   LAWELLIN, Abednigo - Died Nov. 20, 1915, and was born June 16, 1836 in Randolph County, IN.  In 1857, he and his parents, three brothers and two sisters came to Anderson County, Kansas, and settled in Jackson Township, on the farm on which he lived up to the time of his death.  He was the last member of the family to cross over the River.
Not long after he came here, he married Miss Martha SANDLIN, and to them were born two daughters.  The mother passed away shortly after the birth of the second daughter.  In 1865, Mr. LAWELLIN and Rebecca SEVERN were married, and three daughters and two sons were born to them.  Two of the children died at an early age, and the mother soon followed them.
Deceased lived to a ripe age, and was seventy-nine years, five months and four days old when he died.
He leaves a son, Wesley B. and four daughters, Mrs. Rachel SMITH, Mrs. Mary NICKELSON, Mrs. IDA RAYMOND and Mrs. Cythia ASKENS, eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to mourn their great loss.  All his children were with him when he passed away.
The funeral services were conducted at the home, Monday morning, Nov. 22nd, Rev. H.A. Church, of Baldwin, conducting the services.  A large number of of friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one who had been so long among us, and who was highly esteemed  by everyone who knew him, and many followed him to his last resting place, in the West Scipio cemetery, by the side of his loved ones who have gone before.
Mr. LAWELLIN was an ideal citizen.  He was a man of unsullied honor and the strictest integrity, and all who knew him had the utmost confidence in his word.  In his death, the community suffers a distinct loss.

"As precious one from us has gone;
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God, in His wisdom, has recalled
The bloom his love has given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven."

Cards of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to those who assisted us during the illness and after the death of our dear father, for the words of sympathy in this dark hour and for the beautiful floral offerings. Wesley B. LAWELLIN and Family, Mrs. Rachel SMITH and Family, Mrs. J. T. NICKELSON and Family Mrs, Will ASKEN and Family
  LAWELLIN, Erma- July 7, 1927, drowned in Cedar Creek, near the dam, Sunday afternoon.  She went to the creek with her mother, Mrs. O.A.  LAWELLIN, and Mrs. DeArmond, and Charles MANLOVE.  Erma and Mr. MANLOVE were in the shallow water splashing each other, and she stepped backward into deep water.  Mr. MANLOVE tried to save her, but she pulled him down fighting to get out, and he went down helpless also.  Mrs. Dearmond ran into the water and as MANLOVE was going down the third time, she managed to reach out with one hand and hang onto the boat nearly.  Erma did not come back up to the surface.  After considerable exertion, Mr. MANLOVE was revived, and Mrs. DeArmond ran for help to a farm house, but there was no telephone, and she ran to another, losing forty-five minutes before help arrived.  W.E. BATES went out in his taxi, and the body of the girl was soon recovered.  Funeral at U.P. Church, July 5. Pallbearers and singers were from the senior girls class.  She was born on a farm near Garnett.  She was the oldest child, and ready for the eighth grade.  She is survived by parents, two brothers. and a sister, all four grandparents and a great grandparent.  Mrs. J. A. (should be J.M. ??) , O.A. , said that she knew that her daughter Erma died July 3, and that the people join her in prayer that the message reach her son and he return to his family.
  LAWELLIN, Jepthat -A Pioneer and Patriarch Passed "Over The River"...Jeptha W. LAWELLIN, one of the "landmarks" or pioneers, of Anderson County, has gone to his reward in test "Unknown Country" he has gone to meet those dear ones who proceded him years ago. Mr. LAWELLIN closed his eyes in the sleep that knows no awakening Saturday evening about 5 o'clock and his soul passed from the scenes of over half century of activity. Deceased was seventy-three years of age on the 4th day of this month Mr. LAWELLIN's life was an active one until a few years ago, when his age, couple with the infirmities brought on by hard work in earlier years, made it impossible for him to continue his work on the farm; but he continued to live on the old home place until a few weeks ago, when he was brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. John PARSONS, where he breathed his last. About nine years ago he gave over the work of conducting the farm to his sons.  During those nine years he suffers a great deal.  Two or three years ago, if we remember right, he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he never fully recovered. Notwithstanding his pain and suffering, he was always cheerful and had a kind word for everybody.  He never complained of his own suffering, and from his own mouth one never knew he suffered.
During the past two years, Mr. LAWELLIN has spent a good deal of time visiting his daughter Mrs. LAIZURE, who lives near Lamar, MO, but for some months has been on the old home place, on, or near Cedar Creek.
Mr. LAWELLIN was converted nearly fifty years ago, and he has lived a consistant Christian life ever since. His house was often thrown open to the people of his neighborhood for religious worship, and the "man of God" who braved the hardships of pioneer life to "carry the glad tidings of great joy" during those troublesome times- the times that tried men's souls- always found a haven of rest at the LAWELLIN home. Mrs. LAWELLIN, who shared the privations and hardships of pioneer life with her husband, died about twent-three years ago, and Mr. LAWELLIN did not marry again, but all of his love and tenderness went out to his children, whom he tried to raise in the "fear of God" or, more properly speaking, in the LOVE of God.  That he succeeded is proven by the life and career of his children.
Another obit.....
Died Dec. 14, aged 73 y. 11d.  He grew to manhood in Randolph County, (Indiana), then moved to Ft. Madison, Iowa, in 1855, and came to Kansas in 1857.  He homesteaded in Jackson Twp. (Anderson County, KS.) and has lived there ever since.  When he came there the principle inhabitants of the county were a few pioneers settlers and many wild Indians.  Churches and schools were unknown as we think of them now.  The first Sunday school and church was held at his father's house, and later at his house.  He united in early life with the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Nine years he was stricken with paralysis.  He leaves two brothers, A., Jackson Twp.; David, Oswego; and eight children, Mrs. NORTON, Bismark, ND.; B.B.;  Mrs. PARSON, and M.C., Garnett; Mrs. LAISURE, Lamar, MO; W.S., Goulty, OK; G.R., Baldwin, and Frank Jackson Twp.
  LAWELLIN, Jeremiah S. Oct. 17th, 1873  Mr. Jeremiah LAWELLIN, one of the oldest citizens of this county, died of inflammation of the stomach last Friday. Aged about fifty.
  LAWELLIN, John- Dec. 20, 1928- John Meshach LAWELLIN was born in Iowa, July 8, 1857 and  moved to Kansas with his parents, Jeremiah and Rebecca.  They moved to a farm NW of Garnett. His afther died in 1873, and his mother in 1907. He lived most of his life on the farm, except two years in Canada, and one in South Dakato. He Married mary Jane HAMILTON at Richmond, Kansas, September 25, 1888, and two sons wer born, Delos and O.A. He  died December 13 at his home in Garnett, ages 71y, 5m, 5d. Funeral at U.B. Church Saturday.
  LAWELLIN, Mary -  Mary Lucinda LAWELLIN died February 26, 1944 at Fort Benton, Montana, age 80 years. Funeral at Farris Funeral Home March 01,  and burial in West Scipio Cemetery. Daughter of Martha and Abednago LAWELLIN, born June 1 1863, in Anderson County where she spent most of her life.   In 1885, she married Jobe T. NICKELSON.  Five children, Maude, Dora DOLL, Wesley and Jerry, and Mildred PLAISTED.  Her husband and oldest daughter preceded her.  She was a member of Organized Church of the Latter Day Saints.
LAWELLIN, Marion Crawford, former Mayor from 1928-34, and businessman at Garnett, and one-time Judge of Anderson County, died quietly at his home on W. 4th, November 09, 1937.  Funeral at the Methodist Church, Wednesday.  Survived by Mrs. A. J. NEIL, Mrs. Clarke JACKSON, Garnett, and M.M. LAWELLIN, Tulsa.  Wife died July 09, 1931.  He was born in a log cabin 4 miles NW of Garnett, December 04, 1866, son of J. W. and Mary Jane LAWELLIN.  He married May Ellen WYCOFFin 1893.  He taught scholl several years, served as probate judge 1906-10 and was in the abstracting business with son-in-law Clarke JACKSON.  He was an acive Democrat, and served as elector in Electoral College when Woodrow WILSON won second term in 1916.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Modern Woodmen, Royal Neighbors, Eastern Star and Community Church.  Burial at Garnett. 
  LAWELLIN, Martha M. was born near Garnett, February 18, 1859 and died October 15, 1927.  She married  John B. PARSON, April 4, 1880.   She was 69y, 1m, 27d and a pioneer of Anderson Co. Survived by husband and son George PARSON.  Funeral at Christian Church, Monday.
For more LAWELLIN obits and information, please check Mac Vernon's site 


  NICKELSON, Hannah Elder- Mrs. John R. LAMBERT passed away last Saturday evening, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alva PITCHFORD, on west Eighth avenue. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday forenoon, at 10 o'clock, and the body was conveyed to the Deer Creek Cemetery, and there laid away at rest among loved ones gone before.  The services were conducted by Rev. W.H. Mulvaney, under the auspice of the Women's Relief Corps. Deceased was born February 12, 1848, and died November 23, 1918,so,was in her seventy-first year. She was a resident of the Kincaid neighborhood many years, but during the past few years, has resided in Garnett. She was well known and highly esteemed by all.  At this time, The Review is unable to give the particulars of her life. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of their many friends.
  NICKELSON, Philip Hand- DEATH OF P.H. NICKELSON---Had been a resident of Kansas for 59 years. Died July 05, 1925, at age 93 Sunday at his residence 2424 Evans Street (Topeka, KS.)  He was born in Cape Ann, N.J. in 1834 and came to KS. in 1866, settling in Garnett. In 1862 he enlisted in the 114th Illinois Infantry having moved from Cape Ann to Chandlersville in 1840.  Surviving him are two sons, J.J. and Thomas of the home address, a daughter Mrs. Mary MOREHEAD of Osage City, eleven grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren.  He was a member of GAR Post # 180, Garnett, and will be buried in Garnett cemetery Tuesday afternoon. (Was born In Cape May, NJ)
   NICKELSON,  Matthew T. - Jackson Twp., departed life Tuesday after an extended sickness.  He was one of the early settlers of Anderson county, and a farmer.  Funeral today at the home and burial in West Scipio Cemetery.  He was born near Springfield, IL, July 30, 1850, and died Aug 26, 1919,  after a lingering illness, age 69 years, 26 days.  He was the youngest son of Phillip and Ann NICKELSON.  He married Caroline FAGG, Nov. 20 1868, and she died Dec. 2, 1906.  Six children born, three living, Mrs. Martha SUNDIN, Garnett; Randolph, Bristol, Colo; and Charles of the home.
  NICKELSON, Jobe T.-  was found dead Monday at his home ...age 74 years. Funeral today at the home...He leaves a wife and several Children. Jobe T. NICKELSON was the son of John and Mary NICKELSON. He attended the funeral of LINCOLN when he was five years old. When a small child they moved to Kansas by ox team, near Lone Elm. As a young man, he and his parents moved to Washington, and his mother died while passing through Odgen, Utah.  Later he returned to Anderson Co. and married Mary L. LAWELLIN April 25, 1885 and five children born. He died Nov. 10, 1930, age 60 years, five months , 20 days. He lives wife and the children, Maude SOMERS. Belva, Okla; Dora DOLL, Montague, Mont.; Wesley, Belva, Okla; Jerry and Mildred PLAISTED, Garnett.
Another obit...
Jobe T. NICKELSON died November 10th at the age of seventy years.  When a small child he moved to Kansas with his parents by ox team, settling near Lone Elm, and later moving to Washington (could be county in KS.) He returned to Anderson County where he married Mary L. LAWELLIN in 1885.  He is survived by wife and five children. Interment was in the West Scipio Cemetery.
   TOWNSLEY, Myra Maud- (see Samuel WORTHINGTON) age  66, died at her daughters, Mrs. Iva HENRY, Nov. 28.  Funeral at Farris Chapel, Thurs., and body taken to Blue Mound for Burial.  Daug. of John & Hannah TOWNSLEY, born Nov. 5, 1878, in Letts Co., Iowa. she came to KS. in 1879, to Xenia, KS.  Married Samuel WORTHINGTON, Aug 26, 1897, at Ft. Scott.  He died April 19, 1938. Eight children born, the eldest dying in infancy.
  WOODARD, Rebecca Ann- Mrs Rebecca LAWELLIN died Tuesday (Jan. 16, 1907) at her home on Cedar Creek, Jackson Twp..  "Aunt Becky" was one of the old, old settlers of Jackson County (?) (township).  she came here with her husband (Jeremiah S. LAWELLIN) in 1857-a half century ago- and has lived here ever since.   Uncle Jerry, her husband, died in 1879 (1873).  He and his good wife braved the wilds of Kansas with stout hearts, and they passed throught the privations of pioneer life and felt the hardships of drouths, grasshoppers and other pests but never gave up.   The had faith in Kansas.  She was nearly eighty years of age when she passed away.  Six children survive her:  BJ and JN, who live here; Mrs. LIBER and Mrs. Mary COTTLE and two younger children, Melissa and Shadrock, whose whereabouts are unknown.
Two obits both are about the same except for one obit this was added, "Deceased had lived more than the alloted time of life, and was ready to cross over into a new country, to receive the reward for faithful service here.  We extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.


   WORTHINGTON, Samuel Harshia- He was born July 01, 1869 In Brown County, Illinois and died April 19, 1938,  age 68 years, 9 months, and 19 days. He came with his parents from Rich Hill, MO. On Aug 26, 1897, married Maude TOWNSLEY of Uniontown, KS. Eight children born, and a daughter died in infancy. Leaves Myrtle ALBERTSON, Cementha NICKELSON, Coy Lester, Johnnie, Hazel HUNSACKER, Ida HENRY and Charles. (buried at Pleasant View Cemetery, Blue Mound, Linn County, KS.)
Another obit...
Samuel Harshia WORTHINGTON was born July 01, 1869 in Brown County, Illinois, and died at his home in Kincaid, April 19, 1938.
WORTMAN, Perlina- Mrs. Philip NICKELSON, Topeka, died at Osage City, April 29, 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mary MOORHEAD.  The body was brought to Garnett for the funeral at Methodist Church, Tuesday, and burial in Garnett Cemetery. When a child, she moved to Illinois with her parents. Eight children born, three dying in infancy.  In 1866, with a colony of immigrants, they came to Anderson County to farm North Pottawatomie, near Spring Branch school.


WYCOFF, Mary Ellen was born Nov. 11, 1872 in Johnson county, Kansas, and came to Anderson County with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William WYCOFF, when a small child, in 1888.  She married M.C. LAWELLIN, November 15, 1893, and the family moved to Garnett, December 24, 1906.  She was a member of the Community Church, Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors, Research Study Club.  She was especially interested in the welfare of young people.  She died at her home on W. 4th, July 09, 1931, after several months of sickness.  she leaves husband, one son Max, Tulsa, OK, and two daughters, Mrs. A. J. NEIL, Garnett, and Mrs. Clarke JACKSON, Chicago. 


  YOAHEM, Mary E.- Funeral held at Farris Funeral Home, Colony, for Mrs. Mary E. DAY, September 19.  Interment in Colony Cemetery.  Mary Ellen YOKUM, daughter of Noah and Christina YOKUM, was born at Wheeling, WV, April 24, 1861m and died at the home SE of Colony, Sepember 17, age 88y 4m and 28d.  August 19, 1882, she married Charles Lincoln DAY, who died August 8, 1947.  Leaves tow daughters, Mrs. Inez MOON, Garnett, and Bertha, of the home.
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