Joshua Simmons Lies In Unmarked Grave

LINCOLN – Officials in Washington now are considering what to do about the unmarked grave of a Civil War veteran in Lincoln County, E. J. Klag said.  The head of the Veterans Administration office in Wichita said his file in the case has been forwarded to VA in...

Alex Kaine Dead

“Alex” Kaine a prominent farmer and resident here for the past 16 years, died at Genn Hospital early Tuesday morning, April 2. He had been a patient at the hospital several weeks following a major operation. Mr. Kaine was born at Hoysten, Compsie, Scotland on January...

Ed Murphy Died

His many friends in this county were grieved to learn of the death of Ed Murphy, although his age and long and serious illness caused it to be not unexpected. Few men had as many friends, won by his own friendliness and kindness. For 29 years he was superintendent of...

Mrs. S.A. Newhall

Word was received here on Thursday from R. Frank Newhall of Chicago, telling of the death of his mother, Mrs. S. A. Newhall at Loma Linda, Calif. Mrs. Newhall is the wife of the late Dr. S. A. Newhall, who practiced in Newton many years ago. Mrs. Newhall will arrive...

Cadet Ray Rowe Victim of Army Plane Crash

Cadet Ray Rowe and Pal Killed Newton Youth Is Victim of Army Plane Crash Near Kelly Field Son of S. C. Rowe Instantly Killed When Big Bomber Fell – Will Be Brought Home Associated Press dispatches from San Antonio, telling the shocking news of the accidental...

Lawrence Latimer Eats Spit Devil & Dies

KANSAS CITY – Lawrence Lee Latimer, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Harvey Latimer, died here last night from the effects of eating a “spit devil,” an explosive substance used in Fourth of July celebration. The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kansas. Friday,...

Frank Pajer Killed By Officers

Alleged Car Thief Killed By Officers PITTSBURG, KS – Frank Pajer, 20 years old, of Frontenac, was killed early today [July 5] by Pittsburg officers who were trailing Pajer and a companion, suspected of motor car theft. Earlier in the night the men, it is...

Robert Elliott’s Body To Be Moved

FORMER SOLDIER’S BODY WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO FILL PAUPER’S GRAVE  Shall the body of a soldier who fought with the Allies be allowed to rest in a potter’s field? An emphatic “no” was the local American Legion’s answer to the question when they discovered that the...

John Williams Dead

DIGHTON – John Williams of Bentley Kansas who owns the farm occupied by W.H. Streeter, died June 2nd.  The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas. Friday, June 23, 1916. (c) Transcribed by Sonya Thomas for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies,...

Mrs. Goodman’s Sister

DIGHTON.  Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Goodman were called to Summer County this week on account of the death of Mrs. Goodman’s sister.The Dighton Herald, Dighton, Kansas. Friday, June 23, 1916. (c) Transcribed by Sonya Thomas for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies,...

James Mansfield Dies

James Mansfield, a pioneer of this community died at his home in West Wamego Friday, April 9, 1915. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Phillips, and services at the grave in charge of the Masonic Lodge. James Mansfield was born...

Jane Richardson Fatally Burned

SYLVAN GROVE – Mrs. Jane Richardson’s clothing caught fire while she was burning leaves in the yard, and before the flames could be extinguished she was fatally burned.  Her clothing was burned entirely from her body, and in many places the flesh was...

D. C. Sheridan Killed

Fell Under The Wheels NEWTON – D.C. Sheridan, a young man about 18 years of age, was run over by a Santa Fe freight train in the Newton yards and received injuries which will probably result in his death. The young man was on his way from Leadville to his home...

Luther Chaliss Dead

Luther C. Challiss, a well known citizen and early settler in Atchison, died in that city some days ago. He was prominently connected with railroad building in early Kansas history. In 1864 he made a large fortune in Wall Street, New York city, but the tide turned...