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...

Oran Wordon Killed

MOUND CITY – Oran Wordon, son of ex-Sheriff Wordon of Mound City, Kas., was almost instantly killed near that place Saturday afternoon by a runaway team.  He was helping his father stack wheat and the team he was driving ran away.  The boy was thrown on his head...

Calvin Race Buried Yesterday

Calvin Race, an old settler and esteemed citizen, was buried yesterday. He died suddenly of heart disease Sunday night at 11 o’clock. He was justice of the peace for Valley Center township, Sedgwick county, and father of A.C. Race, deputy treasurer of your...

Jacob Troup Starved To Death

Jacob Troup starved to death at Lima, Ohio and his remains were buried at public expense.  He had a son in Kansas worth $50,000, who refused to recognize or aid him.  The Goshen Weekly News, Goshen, Indiana.  January 15, 1886.  (c) Transcribed by Darren McMannis for...

Captain Berger Killed By Horse

Captain Ferdinand H. Berger, a well known citizen of Atchison county, and a gallant soldier of the 8th Kansas regiment throughout the war, died at Atchison on the 9th from the kick of a runaway horse he had stopped. The Emporia News, Emporia, Kansas. January 17, 1879....

WJ Van Eman Carried 20 Feet

A Man Carried Twenty Feet by a Whirlwind and Killed Last Saturday our community were both shocked and grieved to learn of the sudden death of W. J. Van Eman, of Grove township. It appears that Mr. Van Eman had been to the post-office at Netherland, and was returning...

12 Year Old Boy Killed By Lightning

During a storm in Sedgwick county on the 17th, Johnny Lane, 12 years old, was herding his father’s cattle, 12 miles from Wichita, and took refuge in a ravine. Strange to say, a stroke of lightning struck him and his pony dead. Their bodies were not found until...

John Hendley Executed

On the 2nd inst., John Hendley was executed at Lawrence, Kansas, for the murder of John Sutton, in June last. He died perfectly resigned, but protested to the last that the act was done in self-defense, and only after Sutton had shot him in the arm. Hendley was a...