The Holton Recorder



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11433. Henry Berridge, an old and respected citizen of Goff died April 5 at the age of 66 years. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. S. Berridge of Holton. … Burial was in the Fairview cemetery. The Holton Signal, April 14, 1921.
11434. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Brown, W. A. Brown and Otto Webster went to Beloit Wednesday to attend the funeral of Miss Bonnie Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Brown, who died Monday night after an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Brown was formerly Miss Gertie Webster of Holton. The Holton Signal, April 14, 1921.
11435. Soldier was shocked by the report that Mrs. P. Allard had passed away Friday morning. The evening before she had been in town in seemingly good health and spirits. The morning of her death she was up at her usual early hour, had mixed up bread, started breakfast and brought in a pail of water, when she suffered a hemorrhage of the brain, and fell to the floor. She was discovered a little before 7 o’clock by her grandson, Francis … Card of Thanks. … wife, mother and grandmother … Perle Allard. Chan Allard and Family. Mrs. C. H. Ellis and Family.
Lucy Ann Rote, daughter of George and Catherine Rote, was born in Mason county, Ill., October 16, 1850, and died at her home in Soldier, Kans., April 15, 1921, at the age of 70 years, 6 months and 1 day. She was one of a family of six children, one sister and one brother dying in infancy, and George W. Rote of Perry, Iowa, proceeding her in death ten years. She was married to Percy Allard, March 15, 1870, to which union three children were born C. B., of Soldier; Winifred, of Faith, S. Dak.; Mrs. Kitty Ellis, of Havensville. She leaves to mourn besides her husband and children, nine grandchildren, Lenore, Roscoe, Russel, Ruth, Glenn and Jean Ellis, and Francis, Wayne and Max Allard - Francis was living with her at the time of her death - two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Kittle, of Perry, Iowa, and Mrs. E. D. Knowlton, of Redondo Brach, Calif. … At the age of 16 she converted to the Christian faith under the preaching of G. W. Errett, brother of editor Isaac Errett, editor of the Christian Standard, Cincinnati, Ohio. Her early life including the first four years after marriage was spent near Kewanee, Ill.; moving in 1875 to Iowa, and again in 1879 to Kansas, spending her remaining years near and in Soldier. To her neighbors and many friends she was “Aunt Lou” and “Grandma Allard” … the body was laid away in the Soldier cemetery. The Soldier Clipper, April 20, 1921.
11436. Circleville. Mrs. Kate Taylor, who lived north of town, died Monday morning at the home of her son, Arthur … The Holton Recorder, April 21, 1921.
11437. Circleville. The word was received in town this week of the death of Dr. A. B. Scott at Topeka a few days ago. Dr. Scott will be remembered as being located here a number of years ago, and was married to Miss Mabel Deck. He had been in poor health for about two years, as a result of medical service in the south during the recent war. The Holton Recorder, April 21, 1921.
11438. Mary Ann Baggerly was born in Edgar county, Illinois, Nov. 5, 1851, and was married to W. V. Bowser Feb. 4, 1886, at Osage City, Kan. She united with the M. E. church in childhood … they lived in Osage city two years, then moved to Baldwin, Kan., living there twenty-five years. Thinking to better their health, they moved to Gulfport, Miss., where she died April 12, 1921, after living in her new home three weeks and two days. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, W. V. Bowser; two brothers, Andy Baggerly of Burton, Okla.; John Baggerly of Danville, Ill., and her nephew, William McAlfresh, of Osage City, who was here to attend the funeral … The Holton Recorder, April 21, 1921.
11439. Paul Grogger was born the 23rd day of January, 1840, in Kinarr by Irdning, Styria, Austria. In the year 1852 he came with his parents to America. They located in Morgan county, East Tennessee. Both his parents died before the outbreak of the Civil war. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in the 2nd Tenn. Inf. regiment at Camp Dick, Robison, Ky. Was a prisoner of war 14 months. After serving three years and a few months in the Union army, he was honorably discharged at Knoxville, Tenn., and returned home. In the year 1866 he brought a little home and located at Post Oak Springs, Roane county, Tenn. On Sept. 14, 1866, he married Elvira Myers of Somerset, Ky. In 1871 he came with his family to Kansas City, Mo. In 1885 he brought and located on a home of 40 acres, 1½ miles southeast of Leeds, known as the Raytown road. On the 30th day of October, 1901, Elvira, his beloved companion died. She left 3 sons and 1 daughter to mourn the loss. Her oldest son is Geo. Edward Grogger, her second son, Joseph Franklin Grogger, her third son, Henry V. Grogger, her daughter Laura Grogger, now Mrs. Pete Jensen. On Aug. 25, 1909, Paul Grogger married his second wife, Mrs. Dora Nicoll. She has raised 6 children from her first husband, James Nicoll; 5 girls and 1 son; their names are: Ollie, now Mrs. James Cooney; Moneka, now Mrs. Ed Johnson; Lillie, a twin, now Mrs. Harry M. Collins; Lottie, the other twin; Mrs. James Cocrid; George Nicoll, also married. On March 24, 1919, Paul Grogger with his family came to Holton to live. His step-children are all married except the youngest daughter, Catherine Nicoll, who yet remained at home, but later married J. J. Carter. On March 10, 1921, Mr. Grogger and wife went to Kansas City to visit relatives and friends. He was taken sick on the night of his arrival and was taken, the next day, the 11th, to the Christian Church Hospital for an operation, where he died 10 days later, Sunday, March 20, 1921. Funeral services were held at the Ivanho Christian church, 39th and Michigan, Kansas City, Mo. on March 22. The burial was at Forest Hill cemetery. He was a member of the Christian church at Raytown, Mo., until January 10, when he drew out his letter to place it in the Evangelical church at Holton, Kan. The Holton Recorder, April 21, 1921.
11440. Point Pleasant. Geo. Heer of Topeka died Sunday. He and his family lived in this neighborhood several years ago. The Holton Recorder, April 21, 1921.
11441. Olive Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pollock attended the funeral of Mrs. Whisler …
Grandma Whisler, an old resident of the America City neighborhood … she was a cousin of Jas. Pollock. … The Soldier Clipper, April 27, 1921.
11442. M. F. Wolverton, 55, a blacksmith, yesterday gave his life in an effort to remove danger from other persons. He was almost instantly electrocuted when he tried to remove a broken telephone wire from a pole near his shop at 1706 East Sixth avenue. Wolverton attempted to pull the wire down after Kenneth Mattingly, a small boy, had received a shock from it. Neighbors who called the police station for the pulmoter were informed both automobiles were missing and there was no one at the station who knew how to operate the life saving apparatus. A squad of policemen with the pulmoter reached the scene after Dr. H. L. Clark, coroner had arrived. The apparatus failed to bring back life. Doctor Clark said Wolverton probably would not have met death if the ground had not been wet. The broken wire came in contact with a high-tension circuit after one end of it had been broken. Mr. Wolverton was a brother and business partner of the late W. I. Wolverton in Holton. He moved from Holton several years ago. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock this afternoon from Penwell’s chapel, Topeka. The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
11443. Netawaka. Joe Green was buried in Netawaka Sunday afternoon. The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
Funeral service for Mrs. Joseph Green who died in Western Kansas, where held Friday afternoon at Netawaka,. Burial at Netawaka cemetery. The Holton Signal, April 28, 1921.
11444. Hoyt. Word was received here Sunday that Mrs. Jack Colburn of Hutchison was killed Sunday when their auto overturned, in which six persons were riding. Mr. and Mrs. Art Colburn left Sunday evening and Mrs. Henry Plants and her mother, Mrs. Colburn left Monday for Hutchison, where Mrs. Jack Colburn will be buried. The Holton Signal, April 28, 1921.
11445. Benjamin Dappen was born of Swiss parentage at Corning, Missouri, Dec. 25, 1864. He died at his farm home near Denison, Kan., April 23, 1921, aged 66 years, 3 months and 23 days. He was of a family of nine children, five brothers and three sisters, all survive him, to mourn his death. He was married to Miss Emma Schumacher at Verdun, Neb., Oct. 25, 1892. To this union were born two sons and a daughter. … united with the Methodist church at the age of 18 years … interment was made in the Denison cemetery. The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
11446. Dorothea Grove was born January 15, 1846, at Gefhorn, Hanover, Germany. She was baptized in her infancy at Sielfelt, near the place of her birth, where she has been a member to her death. She was married to William Grove at Sielfelt September 30, 1866. To this happy union four children were born; Dora and William, who died in infancy; Henry and Otto, of Netawaka. In the year 1866, right after her marriage, she left Germany and landed at New York in October. They made their first home at Niagara Falls, N. Y. After two years they moved to Chicago, living there only one year; from where they left for Kansas City. After six months they left Kansas City to settle down on their newly purchased farm at Netawaka, where they have lived since 1870. About fifteen years ago they retired from farming and have lived in Netawaka ever since. … summon her soul to His heavenly kingdom on Sunday morning, April 24, at four o’clock. Her death was mainly due to old age. She reached an age of 75 years, 3 months and 9 days. Besides her aged husband she leaves to mourn her departure two sons and their families, other relatives … Burial was made in the Netawaka cemetery … The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
Pleasant Grove. Al Schuessler of Monument, Kan., spent a few days with Earl and Jess Snyder last week. He was here to attend the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. Dorothea Groves of Netawaka. (cont’d)
11446. (cont’d) Eureka. Last week’s news.] Mrs. Wolverton was called to Netawaka Sunday morning by the death of her aunt, Mrs. Groves. The Holton Recorder, May 5, 1921.
Wm. Grove was born December 5, 1831, at Allerbuettel, Germany. At this place he was also baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church … He was married to Dorothea Selge on September 30, 1866, at Sielfelt, Germany. Immediately after marriage they departed from their land of birth and landed at New York in October. Their first home here was at Niagara Falls, N. Y. After two years stay at this place, they removed to Chicago, whence, after a year, they came to Kansas City. Having resided at this place for six months, they purchased a farm near Netawaka, on which their home was made in 1870. Having been on this farm for 36 years they came to Netawaka and lived here to the end … God blessed them with four children, two of which, namely Dora and William, passed away in early infancy. Mrs. Dorothea Grove preceded her husband to eternity on April 24, 1921, having finished her course at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 9 days. … on February 11, at about 11 o’clock p. m., it pleased the Lord to take him … thus he reached the age of 91 years, 2 months and 6 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his two sons, Henry and Otto, and their families of Netawaka, other relatives … Interment was made in the Netawaka cemetery. … The Holton Recorder, February 15, 1923.
11447. C. J. White died at his home in Moorcroft, Wyo., Wednesday, April 20. He had been ill for some time. Besides his wife he is survived by four daughters; Mrs. J. W. Harris, of Porto Rico; Mrs. C. H. Blackburn, Mrs. Silas Ingram, and Mrs. Herbert Bancroft, all of Moorcroft. He is also a brother of Mrs. Geo. Norton, of Hiawatha, and J. L. White of Holton. Both left Thursday noon for Moorcroft. It is probable that burial will be made there. The Whites were former residents of Hiawatha moving from here to Holton and later to Wyoming. Their daughter, Mrs. Blackburn, with whom they made their home, is ill and in a hospital at Moorcroft. The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
11448. Adelaide Lavina Danley was born in the state of Pennsylvania September 13, 1839, and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Brack, Wednesday, April 20, 1921, her age being 81 years, 8 months and 7 days. When she was a child of nine years she moved with her parents to the state of Illinois. It was during the year of 1868 that she came to Kansas. For some time she was a teacher in the public schools. She shared the responsibilities of the pioneer’s life in what is now considered an early day in Kansas. She was married to Mr. H. C. Whistler on September 7, 1871, and they took up residence in the vicinity of America City. That was about fifty years ago. America City has been the place of residence of Mrs. Whistler since her marriage with the exception of seven years, which the family spent in Corning. Mr. and Mrs. Whistler lived in holy and happy wedlock for a period of 36 years. He proceeded her in death 15 years ago. They were the parents of eight children, three of whom died in infancy. The living children are Mrs. May Ledier of Havensville, Mrs. Mabel Grigsby of Corning, Harry Whistler of Kansas City, Mrs. Elizabeth Brack of Holton, and John Whistler of America City … When a girl of tender years … united with the Presbyterian church. Later in life she had her membership transferred to the Methodist Episcopal church at Corning, Kan. … During the time of her widowhood she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Brack and about a year ago they moved to Holton … There are left to mourn her passing, besides her children, a sister, Mrs. Hattie Boon, of Chetopa, Kan.; 18 grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted in the United Brethren church at America City … Burial was made in the cemetery nearby. The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
11449. Albert B. Slater was born March 19, 1850, in the state of Missouri and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Stevenson, near Soldier, Kan., on April 20, 1912, aged 71 years, 1 month and 1 day. He came to Kansas in 1872 and was married to Miss Sarah James Dec. 27, 1873. To this union were born two children. He was married a second time to Miss Lottie Gallea, and to this union were born two children. The eldest, Virgil, preceded him to the world beyond. He only lived in Kansas a few years when he went to Oregon where he has lived many years. He came to his daughter’s a little more than a month ago, suffering with cancer, which brought about his death. He leaves to mourn his loss, four children, as follows: Mrs. J. F. Stevenson of Soldier, Kan.; Alfonzo Slater of Amhurst, Neb.; Elizabeth and Frederick Slater of Mill City, Oregon; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at the Olive Hill church … held his membership in the Evangelical Lutheran church. The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
… Burial in Olive Hill cemetery. The Holton Signal, April 21, 1921.
11450. Samuel Reid was born in County Derry, Ireland, November 18, 1831, and passed away April 20, 1921, aged 89 years, 5 months and 2 days. At the age of seventeen he emigrated to America and spent thirty years in New York. In 1880 he moved west to have better advantages for a growing family, and settled at Hiawatha, Kansas. In 1885 he moved with his family to the Denison community, where his home has been for thirty-six years. In 1857 he was married to Mary L. Robb of Brooklyn, New York, who passed away August 24, 1893. To this union were born ten children, five of whom survive: Robert G., Denison; George L., Tribune; Mrs. Mary Shaw, Topeka; Samuel L., Carbondale; and James H., Zeandale. At an early age Mr. Reid connected with what afterward became the United Presbyterian church and for a number of years was a ruling elder. For the past twelve years he has been connected with the Covenanter … a teacher in the Sabbath school … Interment was made in the Denison cemetery, his grandsons acting as pallbearers … The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
11451. Mrs. Hannah Smith was born in Louisville, Ky., in slavery days, so no one knew the date, and died in Holton April 21, 1921. She was the mother of six children, all have passed away but one, Richard Holton, at whose home she spent her last moments. She came to Kansas some years ago and from Kansas she went to Cheyenne, Wyo., where she made her home until January, 1921, when her health failed and her son Richard brought her to his home and cared for her until the last … united with the Baptist church … The remains were laid to rest in the Holton cemetery … Card of Thanks. … bereavement of our mother and grandmother … R. Holton. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davis. The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Davis of Des Moines, Iowa, came to Holton last week, called here by the serious illness of Mrs. Davis’ father, Richard Holton. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were reared in Holton and attended our public schools, but for the past ten or twelve years they have resided in Des Moines where Mr. Davis holds the position of chef in the City Hospital, which is the largest institution of the kind in the state and has one hundred nurses in attendance. Mr. Davis is the son of Joe Davis, deceased, and as a boy and man he won the respect and friendship of the people of Holton … The Holton Signal, April 28, 1921.
11452. Mayetta News. J. B. Coughlin was called to Axtell last week to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Mrs. Howard Coughlin who was buried at St. Bridget’s cemetery April 22nd. Mrs. Coughlin was 85 years old at the time of her death. She was the mother of six children, six of whom survive. She is also survived by twenty-nine grandchildren. Six of the grandsons acted as pallbearers, of which J. B. was one. His grandfather died about twelve years ago at the age of 85. The Holton Signal, April 28, 1921.
… John Bernard Coughlin, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Coughlin, was born September 3, 1921, and died at the home in Mayetta October 4, 1921 …. Besides the parents and little sister, Marie, he is survived by his grandparents, and aged great grandmother and numerous other relatives … services at the St. Francis Xavier church, in Mayetta … laid to rest in the Mt. Calvary cemetery … The Holton Recorder, October 13, 1921.
11453. Cloyd C. Tallman was born March 1, 1878 in Pawnee City, Nebr., and died in St. Joseph hospital at Concordia, Kansas, April 2, 1921, at the age of 43 years, 1 month and 11 days. The cause of his death was ulceration of the stomach. He was united in marriage to Miss Lillian Florence Derr, September 5, 1907 and to this union was born one son Erie, 13 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Tallman moved into the vicinity of Centralia, Kansas, in March 1908, where they have since made their home. They have been valued members of the Methodist church in Centralia since 1912. … He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Lillian Tallman, and son, Erie, his father, an old soldier at Leavenworth, three brothers, George of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ernest of Havannah, Okla., and Joseph of Independence, Kans., two sisters, Mrs. Louise Meeker and Mrs. Daisy Cavis, both of Chaney, Kan. … Interment made in the Centralia cemetery. - Centralia Journal. The Holton Signal, April 28, 1921.
… Cloyd will be remembered by many Holton people, as he received his grade school education here in Holton. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Tallman. The Holton Recorder, April 21, 1921.
11454. Katharin Knox, daughter of Luther and Mary Knox was born Feb. 26, 1849, in Buchannan county, Missouri. Her father was born in Muskingdon county, Ohio, and her mother near Athens, Ohio. She came with her parents to Kansas March 5, 1855, settling near Atchison, Kan., and in 1867 moved to Jackson county. The family settled seven miles northeast of Circleville, the deceased dying near her old home. She was converted and joined the U. B. church at Pleasant Grove in 1869, afterwards moving her membership to Pea Ridge M. E. church. She was married to Thomas Taylor in 1872. To this union was born one child, who is left to mourn her departure, also one daughter-in-law and one grandchild, three brothers and one sister and one brother who preceded her. Olive Snyder, Cora Pool and Mary Snyder all living in Holton. Charley of Sherman, Texas, Luther in Coyville, Kansas, and Joe in Oregon. Thus an old settler passed to her eternal reward on April 18, 1921, from the home of her son Arthur, aged 72 years, 1 month and 22 days. She had been in poor health for a long time … Her funeral was held at the M. E. church in Circleville … laid to rest on the hill south of town by the side of her companion. The music was furnished by her grand-daughters, High-school classmates of Circleville … The Holton Recorder, May 5, 1921.
11455. Nancy Brackett was born in the state of Maine on the 2nd day of February in the year of 1826, and departed this life at her home in Holton, Kansas, April 27, 1921. She had attained the unusual age of 95 years, 2 months and 5 days. She was married to William H. Chase on New Year’s day, 1843. Mr. and Mrs. Chase moved to Nunda, N. Y., after they had been married five years, and later to St. Joseph, Mo., in the year of 1859; seven years afterwards they took up their residence in Jackson county, Kansas, settling on a farm southeast of Holton. It has been 62 years since the family left New York state, and of the six children that emigrated westward with their parents, five of them are living. Mrs. Chase has been a resident of Holton for 38 years. Mr. and Mrs. Chase were the parents of ten children, six of whom survive. They are Mrs. Delia Parish, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. E. H. Lyman, Topeka, Kan.; Charles W. Chase, Holton; F. H. Chase, Topeka; Mrs. Ida Renfro, Holton, and Mrs. Jennie B. Woodruff, Kansas City, Mo. In the family connection there are 34 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren … Mr. and Mrs. Chase lived in the holy bonds of matrimony for a period of 69 years. Mr. Chase lived to be 90 years old. He served as commissioner of Jackson county and representative in the Kansas legislature. Mrs. Chase was a cousin of the late Thomas Brackett Reed, former speaker of the house of representatives. Mr. Chase was a cousin of Salmon P. Chase formerly chief justice of the U. S. supreme court and a member of President Lincoln’s cabinet during the Civil war. The death of Mr. Chase occurred nine years ago. During the years of her girlhood at the age of 13, Mrs. Chase was converted to Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal church … The burial was made in the beautiful Holton cemetery. The Holton Recorder, May 5, 1921.
…. She had been in failing health for several months. Funeral will be held at the residence, corner Second and Pennsylvania … The Holton Recorder, April 28, 1921.
… her home 201 Pennsylvania … The Holton Signal, April 28, 1921.
The following out of town relatives were in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Wm. Chase last Friday: Mrs. Mable Lowe, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Stanley Kessinger and son of Enid, Okla.; Mrs. John Baxter, Wamego; Dr. Sam Lyman, Topeka; Dr, and Mrs. Harry Lyman, Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Marion Long, Horton; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Helm, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Graham, Topeka; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Chase, Topeka; Francis Helm, Topeka. The Holton Recorder, May 5, 1921. (cont’d)
11455. (cont’d) Mrs. Emma Lyman, 77, who had been a resident of Kansas for about sixty years, and had made her home in Topeka since 1889, died Saturday at the home of her son, Dr. W. H. Lyman, 116 Huntoon street. She was a native of Maine. She is survived by three sons, Dr. S. W. Lyman, Dr. W. H. Lyman, both of Topeka; H. E. Lyman, Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Mrs. H. S. Dum, Chicago; two brothers, Frank Chase, Topeka; Charles Chase, Salt Lake City; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Woodruff, Denver, and Mrs. Ida Rentfoe, Holton. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Chase. … Burial in Topeka cemetery. The Holton Recorder, February 16, 1922.

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