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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fred Bailey

Fred Bailey Dead Man Who Visited in Hutchinson Dies at Phoenix, Arizona

Word has been received here that Fred Bailey, a brother of Joseph Bailey of Hutchinson had died at Phoenix, Arizona yesterday. He had been there several months for the benefit of his health. Mr. Bailey leaves his wife and one child. Last year he came from Independence, Kansas to Hutchinson and spent a portion of the winter here, going out to Arizona when it was found necessary.

Years before he had worked in a dry mine in Arizona and had contacted what is known as miner’s consumption, from which he could not be cured.

It is learned that the remains will be shipped here for burial. The funeral services will probably be held by the Elks Lodge. Mr. Bailey being a member of that order in Arizona. It is expected that the remains will be shipped from Phoenix on Thursday and that interment will be held here Sunday. If the remains arrive in time. The burial will be in Eastside Cemetery.

Death Date: September 27, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 869

Ada Doan

Ada Doan Dead

Ada Bell Doan, the daughter of L. R. Doan, living in the 1400 block on Avenue B East died at 5 0’clock yesterday evening of tuberculosis. She was born October 22, 1886. The father and three brothers are left to mourn her loss. 

The funeral Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Hadley Chapel Methodist Church, Rev. Rutledge officiating and Captain Steed of the Salvation Army will be assisting. Preceding the funeral a short service will be held at the home. 

Burial will be at the Eastside Cemetery.

Death Date: September 7, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 567

Ralph T. K. Livingston

Ralph T. K. Livingston Dead

Ralph T. K. Livingston, the son of Mrs. Emma Conklin, died last night at one of the local hospitals of hemorrhage of the lungs. He was born in Monticello, Iowa, on December 13, 1875. He has lived in Hutchinson for the last twenty years, with the exception of the last few years which he has spent in Colorado.

His lungs has troubled him since last March but it was only about four weeks ago that his sickness was supposed to be of a serious nature. This was only a few days after he was married. He came home two weeks ago today and was confined to his bed until his death. He leaves a wife, a mother and four sisters to mourn his departure.

The funeral services will be conducted from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Rogers. Burial will be in the Eastside Cemetery.

Death Date: August 25, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 277

Clarence L. Hawley

Remains of Clarence Hawley Will Be Laid To Rest

The funeral services over the body of Clarence L. Hawley, who died in Escondido, California on Monday will be conducted from the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Hawley at 907 Fourth Avenue East tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. The body arrived this morning on the Santa Fe train No. 2 from California, accompanied by his parents. Rev. O. L. Cook of the First Christian Church will conduct the funeral. Interment will be in the Eastside Cemetery.

Death Date: August 17, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 637

Arthur Zanella

Arthur Zanella Dead

Arthur Zanella, a young man 23 years of age, died at one of the Topeka hospitals Saturday at 4 p.m. of Typhoid fever. The young man from Norway, Michigan, his birth place from which his parents came as soon as wired, being at his bedside at the time of his death. The funeral was conducted from the Catholic church in Hutchinson Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and the remains interred in Eastside Cemetery.

Death Date: August 15, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 678

Lucy Hooper

Lucy Hooper Dead

Lucy Hooper, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Hooper of East Campbell Street died this morning. Death was the result of diphtheria. The funeral was held from the home this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Eastside Cemetery.

Death Date: July 14, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 445

James Rodgers

James Rodgers Dead

James Rodgers, well known in Hutchinson, where he had lived for a long number of years, died last night after a long illness. He was born in County Kent England, April 12, 1840 and came to the United States in 1848, living in Newark, N.J., until 1858 when he came west, locating in Loda, Iroquois Co. Illinois. He was in Company C of the Tenth Illinois Cavalry during the war, serving until its close. He was married to Miss Sarah McAtoo/McAtee in January 1868, they moved to Hutchinson in 1874. He leaves his wife, five sons and two daughters, one brother and one sister. The funeral services will be held from the late home at 525 Avenue D East at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, interment being in Eastside Cemetery.

Death Date: July 12, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 394

Pearl Frazier

Pearl Frazier Buried Yesterday

Miss Pearl Frazier, the woman who was drowned at Brandy Lake several days ago, was buried yesterday in the Eastside Cemetery. A short service was held at the Johnson Undertaking parlors conducting by Rev. Rodgers.

Death Date: July 9, 1908
Funeral Director: Johnson and Sons

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot unknown

Nicholas Casner

Remains Brought From Kansas City and Buried Here Today.

Nicholas Casner, formerly of this city and father of Fred Casner died at his son’s home in Kansas City yesterday morning. He was 90 years old and had lived in Kansas City for the past four years. The remains were brought here today on the Santa Fe train No. 3, and were taken immediately to Eastside Cemetery where they were Interred. A short service was held at the grave, Rev. H. E. Wolfe of the First Methodist Church officiating.

Death Date: February 17, 1908

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 362

George Crowningshield

George Crowningshield Dead

George Crowningshield, who has been living with J. M. McVay, died at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. He had been in bad health for a year and the end had been expected. Crowningshield was 64 years old and worked for Mr. McVay every since coming to Hutchinson, some twelve years ago. 

Relatives in Rhode Island have been notified and until they are heard from no burial arrangements will be made here.

Death Date: February 5, 1908

Hutchinson News

Shared by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 800

Friday, September 28, 2012

Wilbur E. Eastman

Wilbur B. Eastman, a well known farmer of the Hutchinson neighborhood in Reno township this county, is a native of Vermont who was born in the town of Underhill in that state in October 1851, son of Amos and Julia Crissy Eastman, both natives of the Green Mountain state, farming people and earnest members of the Congregational church, to whom were born five children of whom the subject of this biographical sketch, the last in order of birth is the only survivor, the others having been as follow: Elizabeth who married Doctor Kingsbury and died in Holbrook Massachusetts, George who died at his home in this county in 1883, Albert a physician who died in Massachusetts in 1885 and Jennie who died unmarried in Vermont. The mother of the above named children died when her last born was two years old and Amos Eastman then married secondly Sophronia Crissy his deceased wife's half sister who is still living and to this second union were born five children all of whom are still living

 Wilbur B. Eastman received his elementary education in the public schools of his home in Vermont supplementing the same by a three years course in an academy there and at the age of eighteen went to Fond du Lac Wisconsin where for some time he was engaged in canvassing under the direction of his elder brother George. He then returned East and for four years was engaged as a salesman at Lynn Massachusetts. While living there in 1874 he married Carrie Choate who was born there and shortly afterward went to Chicago where he engaged in the mercantile business in partnership with his brother George, the firm doing a fine business.

 In 1876 Mr. Eastman's wife died leaving one child, a daughter Grace, who is now a well known teacher in the schools of Hutchinson this county. In 1882 George Eastman's health failed and he and his family left Chicago and came to this county settling on a farm in Reno township southwest of Hutchinson where Mr. Eastman sought recuperation in a change of occupation and climate. In this expectation he was disappointed however his health gradually continuing to fail and the next year in 1883 Wilbur B Eastman sold the store in Chicago and came to this county in order to be of assistance to his invalid brother. George Eastman died soon thereafter and his brother took charge of the farm of one hundred and forty acres on behalf of his widow. In 1884 he erected a new house on the farm and gradually brought the place up to a high state of cultivation continuing to make his home there. In 1905 Mr. Eastman married his deceased brother's widow who was born Louisa Foster at Whitehouse, Ohio and who by her first marriage is the mother of two children Byron A, a well known farmer of this county at present the trustee of Reno township and Mrs. Linnie Moore who lives on a farm adjoining the Eastman place in Reno township. Mr. and Mrs. Eastman are members of the Presbyterian Church and for years have been regarded as among the leaders in all good works in their neighborhood They have a very pleasant home on their well kept farm and live in comfort.

Mr. Eastman is a Republican and ever since coming to Reno county has displayed his interest in political affairs. In 1890 he was elected trustee of Reno township and performed excellent service in that capacity. He has even taken a warm interest in educational affairs and for fourteen years served as school director in his district in many ways laboring to advance the standards of education thereabout.

Ploughe, Sheridan. History of Reno County, Kansas; Its People, Industries and Institutions,. Indianapolis, IN: B.F. Bowen &, 1917. Print.
Lot 193

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shultz | Baker

Henry Edwin and Dolly C. Baker Shultz

Henry Shultz, Dolly Baker

Great-grandparents of my husband.
Shared by Gale Wall.
Lot 815

Sunday, September 9, 2012

William Walter Sears


William Walter Sears, colored, 46 years of age died of pneumonia at his home, corner of Plum and Seventeenth Street this morning at 6:30 o’clock. He had been sick only a short time. He leaves a wife and three children, Gladys, Eugene and Edward. Short services will be held at the home at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev. J. C. Rodgers will officiate.

Hutchinson News 
December 21, 1918
Lot 1317

Friday, September 7, 2012

Charles Quinn

DEATH: Burrton Graphic--

Charles E Quinn departed this life January 9, 1926, at the home of his daughter, Mrs A.B.Curless, Burrton, Kansas, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 20 days, after an illness of 26 days, following a fall. 

Mr Quinn was an old soldier, joining Co A, 31st reg. Mass infantry, January 28 1862. Discharged for disability, June 17 1862. He was born near Burlington, Vermont and as a young man moved to Illinois, where he met and married Delilah King, March 9, 1868. To this union were born five children, two boys and three girls; of which the wife and two boys, George aged 18 mo. and Frank aged 8 years have gone on before. 

He leaves to mourn his loss, his three daughters; Mrs A.B.Curless, Burrton, Kans, Mrs W.O.Mathews, Alden, Kans, and Mrs Lafayette Eisiminger of Buhler, Kans, 21 Grandchildren, and 10 Great-Grandchildren and a host of friends. 

Mr Quinn moved from Illinois to Kansas in an early day, having lived in and close to Hutchinson for over 50 years. He with his wife were converted and joined the Baptist Church of Salt Creek, about 40 years ago of which he remained a faithful member. 

Mr. Quinn was an honest, upright man in all his dealings and a kind neighbor, a loving husband and father. To know him was to love him. He will be greatly missed in the neighborhood where he lived and in the homes of his daughters. The funeral was held at Schooly Voss Funeral Parlor at 2:30 p.m., January 12, 1926, conducted by Rev. Cook, pastor of the Church of God. Hutchinson, Kans. Burial was made at Eastside Cemetery.

Shared by Descendant, Marilyn James
Lot 411

Reason Sherman Monroe

Reason Sherman Monroe - Police Officer

On July 1, 1924 Sherman was shot three times as he attempted to arrest Maynor Cheek near the Brubaker grocery on Adams Street between Ave. A and Ave. B. He had answered a call to the Cheek home where it was reported Cheek and his wife were arguing. Cheek had left with his two year old son and gone to the grocery store. As Monroe approached Cheek he was shot. He did not return fire for fear of hitting the child. Cheek was arrested a few hours later. Sherman died of his wounds on July 2, conscious throughout his fight to live. His funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Barker presiding. He was laid to rest at Eastside Cemetery.

On July 3rd Cheek was arraigned on charges of first degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison, to be served at the state penitentiary at Lansing. On July 5th, in the custody of Under Sheriff Fay Brown, he was taken to Lansing.

Reno County Marriage Records:
R. Sherman Monroe married Angie Troup on 9/3/1899 in Reno County.
The 1910 census indicates this was his first marriage and her second marriage.

3rd Reno County officer to lose his life in the line of duty.
Lot 555

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Charles Christopher & Eliza Jane Lattimer Massey

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the great granddaughter of the Massey's. She was concerned about their headstones after reading about the vandalism that took place a couple of weeks before Memorial Day.
"I just heard about this and am wondering if there is a list of the stones that were damaged or someone I can get in touch with regarding what stones were damaged. My great-grandfather and great-grandmother, Charles Christopher and Eliza Jane (Lattimer) Massey, are buried there. He was a Civil War veteran and died in 1917. His wife died in 1936..."
I was happy to report no damage was done to their stones.

Lot 1144

Saturday, June 2, 2012

George S. Bourne

George S. Bourne Passed Away at Home After a Long Illness

George S. Bourne, one of the early settlers of Reno county, and an old soldier, died at his home south of the Reformatory at 10:35 o’clock last night after a long illness. Mr. Bourne was born at New Bedford, Mass., November 27, 1827. He served three years in the civil war. After the war he made his home in Louisville, Ky., where he met and married Mrs. Anna Wharton, who died a year ago.  Mr. Bourne came to Hutchinson with his family in 1887. He was well known during his active life, having served two terms as city clerk of Hutchinson in 1901 and 1902. He was also very active in church work and especially in state Sunday school work, as long as he was able to do so. Mr. Bourne leaves two sons, Day Bourne, of St. Paul, Minn., and Stanley Bourne, of Champaign, Ill. He also leaves three step-daughters, Anna, Lucy, and Emma Wharton, who have always made their home with him. An announcement in regard to the funeral services will be made later.

The Hutchinson News    
Feb 8, 1913, pg 12

The Funeral Tomorrow
Remains of Late Mr. Bourne to be Laid to Rest at Eastside

The funeral of the late George Bourne will be held at ten o’clock tomorrow morning from the family home, half a mile south of the State Reformatory corner. The interment will be in Eastside cemetery. Day Bourne, who lives in Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bourne of Champaign, Ill., are here to attend the funeral of their father.

The Hutchinson News       
Feb 10, 1913, pg 10

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 1017 

James M. Arthurs

James M. Arthurs Passes Away at a Ripe Age—Buried by Comrades

James M. Arthurs, an old soldier, who had been seriously ill at his home on Seventh avenue east for several days, died Sunday night. His funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Presbyterian church and Rev. Hugh T. Kerr, the pastor, preached the sermon. The services were in charge of Joe Hooker Post, G.A.R. of which Comrade Arthurs was an honored member. 

James M. Arthurs was born in Hillsboro, Ill., July 18, 1838. He was twice married. His first marriage to Miss Emma A. Cram, occurred at Hillsboro, Ill., Jan 24, 1864. His first wife died almost two years later on October 1, 1865. He was married to Miss Mary A. Gunning at Hillsboro, Ill., November 8, 1866, and she still survives him. A son of his first marriage, Walter C. Arthurs of Mount Vernon, Ill., also survives him. He is here looking after the details of the funeral. Another son is J. Herbert Arthurs of Pittsburg, Pa., and he leaves three daughters, Mrs. N.T. Stewart and Misses Belle and Myrtle Arthurs, all of this city. Mr. Arthurs became a Presbyterian early in life and was always an active member. He responded to the first call for volunteers in the rebellion and fought for his country all through the war. He belongs to Company H, Ninth Illinois infantry, and took part in sixty-five battles and skirmishes in which men were killed. He has been a faithful member of Joe Hooker Post, G.A.R., ever since he moved to this city and is sincerely mourned by his many comrades, as well as by a host of friends.

Hutchinson News Weekly    
Jan 8, 1903, pg 5

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 49 

Duncan Stewart Alexander

Duncan S. Alexander Died at His Home After Short Illness

Duncan Stewart Alexander, one of the oldest residents of Hutchinson, died at his home at 400 Sherman street east at 6 o’clock, Saturday evening, January 4, after an illness of a week or ten days, during which the end had not been unexpected at any time. He had not been in good health for several years but the immediate cause of his death was rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Alexander was born at Amsterdam, N.Y., April 5, 1839. With his parents he moved to Centerville, Mich., in 1846.  

He enlisted as a private in the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in 1862. In 1864 he entered the veteran reserve corps in Company F. 24th Michigan volunteers. He served three years altogether in the civil war. He came to Hutchinson in 1872, coming by rail to Newton and overland from that point here. He was married at Johnstown, N.Y., in 1877, to Miss Margaret Helena Miller who, with her two daughters, Miss Grace Alexander and Miss Amy Alexander, and one son, Robert Alexander, survive him. Mr. Alexander was connected with the Raff Dry Goods Company for several years and again with the Brown & Bigger real estate office. During recent years he had been in the real estate and insurance business here. He leaves a sister in Centerville, Mich., and a brother in Detroit, Mich.  Mr. Alexander was well known by nearly everyone who had lived in Reno county since Hutchinson was founded. He had a host of friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

Hutchinson News Weekly    
Jan 9, 1908, pg 3

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 189 

Joel M. Anderson

Judge J.M. Anderson Died at Home This Morning
Was One of the Earliest Settlers of Reno County, Coming Here in 1873
He Held Many Offices
Was a Life-Time Member of the Church
Was County Commissioner, County Treasurer, Police Judge During His Life

Joel M. Anderson, one of the oldest pioneers of Reno county, died at his home at 517 Third avenue east this morning at 8:30 o’clock. Kidney disease was the cause. He had been confined to his house for about ten days. Mr. Anderson was born near Greensboro, in Guilford county, North Carolina, April 16, 1841. His father William D. Anderson, was a minister in the Wesleyan Methodist church.  About 1850 the family moved to Indiana and in 1853 moved again to Decatur county, Iowa. Joel Anderson was one of eight children. 

Those who survive him are: W.S. Anderson, of Ringold County, Ia.; Mrs. Rosa Stanford, of Leon, Ia.; Mrs. John Dunn, of Abbyville; and Mrs. Peter Deck, of Abbyville. He was married July 31, 1862 to Miss Sarah Chambers, of Decatur county, Iowa. They would have celebrated their golden wedding next July. The children who survive are: W.A. Anderson, of Abbyville; Mrs. John F. Dauber, of Lindsborg; and Mrs. Bertha Meade of Abbyville. 

Mr. Anderson was one of the earliest settlers in this county. He came here with his wife and three children in a covered wagon, arriving on October 5, 1873. He planted forty acres in corn the following spring but lost it all as that was the year of the grasshopper scourge. As all of his crops were destroyed, he loaded his family into the wagon and returned to Iowa, earning a living for his family that winter by working with his team for a dollar a day. In the spring of 1875 he returned to Kansas and began farming. He remained on the farm until 1888 when he moved to Hutchinson to assume the duties of the office of county treasurer. He had lived here ever since. 

In 1885 Mr. Anderson was elected to the office of county commissioner. He was re-elected to the office but resigned to take the position of county treasurer. He served in this office two terms. In 1895 he served two terms as police judge of the city of Hutchinson. He was also township trustee and was one of the organizers of school district No. 58 and served as treasurer of the school board for nine years. He was always a member of the Republican party. Since his retirement from public office he had been in the real estate and insurance business. Mr. Anderson enlisted in Company C of the Ninth Iowa cavalry and served until the end of the Civil war. He was mustered out as a corporal. He has been an active member of the Joe Hooker post of the G.A.R. Mr. Anderson has been a member of the First Methodist church for a number of years. The funeral arrangements have not been made but the funeral will probably be held at the home some time Wednesday.

The Hutchinson News     
Dec 18, 1911, pg 8

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 234 

George D. Barclay

Death Came to the Old Soldier at the Leavenworth Home

Judge George D. Barclay, for years a police judge and justice of the peace in Hutchinson, old soldier, Indian fighter, newspaper editor and frontiersman, is dead. Death occurred yesterday afternoon at the National Soldiers’ home at Leavenworth, where the old veteran had been spending his declining years in comfort among his comrades. The funeral will occur there tomorrow. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Stella Allison of St. Louis, Mrs. Austin of Garden City, and Mrs. Carl Mayer of Odessa, Russia, and a son, Will Barclay of Colorado. Judge Barclay was 67 years of age, and a native of Allegheny City, Pa.  

He had a long and proud record as a soldier, serving four years in the Civil War and two years in the Indian service, six years in all. He enlisted on the opening of the war in May 1861, in Ewing’s battery of the First West Virginia light artillery and re-enlisted in 1864 in the Tenth Pennsylvania infantry, being finally mustered out on July 22, 1865. In 1867 he came west as a frontiersman, locating in Nebraska, and enlisted as first lieutenant of the Pawnee, Indian scouts, with whom he served for two years in hard Indian fighting on the plains. He fought in the bloody Indian battle at Lilian Springs, Colorado. 

Judge Barclay came to Kansas forty years ago, locating on a claim in Reno County November 13, 1871 and remained here until 1878 when he went to Trinidad, Colo., and ran a frontier hotel there. In 1880 he started the Las Vegas Optic at Las Vegas, N.M. and was one of the pioneers in the newspaper business in that territory. He returned to Hutchinson in 1880 and was elected justice of the peace of Reno township in that year, serving for four years. He was elected police judge in 1888 and was re-elected three terms in succession. Later he again served several years as justice of the peace and police judge. He was active in the Odd Fellows, a past commander of Joe Hooker post, G.A.R. and prominent in Masonic circles.

The Hutchinson News     
June 1 1911, pg 11

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 381 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Felix French

Death of Felix French, he was probably the oldest Mason in the city. 

Sunday evening at 5:45 o'clock occurred the death of Felix French at his home at No. 15 East Sixth Avenue. His death was caused by stomach trouble of long standing. He was 81 yrs old. Fifty-four years ago he was made a Mason in Indiana, his native state and was a member continuously up to the time of his death. He moved to this city in 1893 from Vermilion County, Indiana. He leaves a daughter and two sons all of whom reside in Reno County. C. E. French lives six miles west of the city, and the other two, Elizabeth and I. E. French are residents of Hutchinson. The funeral took place at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from his late residence. Rev. O. L. Cook, pastor of the Christian church conducted the religious exercises and the remains were laid to rest in Eastside Cemetery by the Masonic order.

The Times, Hutchinson 
Friday March 26, 1909

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 903 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Emma Wilcox

Mrs. Edward Wilcox, died at her residence in this city last Sunday morning at nine o'clock. She was afflicted with paralysis for over two years and while the visit of the angel of death was not wholly unexpected it was never the less a shock to her relatives and friends. She was born in Massachusetts, August 5, 1832. Married to Edward Wilcox, at Elyra, Ohio, August 8, 1851. Came to Kansas in May 1869. In March 1872 she came to Hutchinson where she has since resided. Mr. Wilcox held several positions of public trust and his wife was a lady prominent in social and religious circles. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and was noted for her earnest christian life. The funeral took place at the family residence, conducted by Revs. A. F. Irwin, and D. M. Moore. The remains were laid to rest in the Eastside Cemetery. A husband and two children remain to mourn her loss. Upon the loss of such a wife, mother and christian, how sweet is the thought that there is no death. "The stars go down to rise upon some fairer shore; And bright in heaven's jeweled crown they shine forever more."

The Kansan 

January 10, 1896, Pg 1, Col 2

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 178 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cemetery vandalized

Last week Eastside was vandalized. 67 headstones were toppled over with 21 of them breaking. After Memorial Day I will do a thorough walk through with the Zach, the sexton. Thankfully I had already photographed most of those broken.

This section of Civil War veterans had many broken stones. These are some I had already photographed. I'll do an another post with a complete report soon.

Floyd Myers

Floyd Myers, the 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Myers, was operated on at a local hospital Wednesday for appendicitis, but died the same day. He had been feeling badly for several days before the operation. His father was out on the road at the time. Floyd was an exceptionally bright boy and the parents have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement. The funeral took place yesterday from the home of his parents in South Hutchinson.

Hutchinson Times

December 15, 1906, Pg 1

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 786 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mary A. Mead

Mrs. Mary A. Mead aged 76, died at the home of her son, Albert Mead, 123 West First, Monday night. Death resulted from Bright's disease. Mrs. Mead was among Hutchinson's earliest settlers, as she and her husband came to this county from Wisconsin in 1871, just before the founding of Hutchinson, They settled on a homestead in Grant township. Mr. Mead died just a year after and was the first person to be buried in Hutchinson. She leaves two sons, Lon Mead of Kansas City, and Al Mead of Hutchinson. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the home on First West. Rev. Reber officiating. Burial was in Eastside Cemetery.

Hutchinson Times 

Friday April 23, 1909

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 335 

Monday, May 21, 2012

John Magnuson

John Magnuson, a farmer at Darlow died about 12:15 this afternoon. He was one of the oldest residence of Reno County. Pneumonia was the cause of death. He was born in Sweden sixty-seven years ago and came to this country and settled in Reno County in 1888. For five years he lived in Clay township east of Hutchinson and then moved to Darlow where he has lived ever since. He leaves a wife and five children. They are, Swan, Peter, and Nels Magnuson and Mrs. Jennie Peterson and Mrs. Ida Peterson. He was a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church. No funeral arrangements have been made, but the funeral will probably be held at the home and burial will be made at the Eastside Cemetery.

Hutchinson News 

June 1, 1911

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 276 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

William H. Johnson

William H. Johnson, 19 months of age, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Johnson, died at the home at 126 B West at 5 o'clock yesterday morning. The baby became suddenly ill about 5 o'clock Saturday evening and died just twelve hours later. The funeral was held at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.

Hutchinson News 

Monday, March 27, 1911, Pg 8

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 713 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jonas Westburn

Mr. Westburg on cemetery interment sheet.

Jonas Westburn, 80 years of age died at the county farm Saturday and was buried yesterday afternoon. His wife survives him. He was the father of three children but their addresses are not known.

Hutchinson News 
Monday, March 27, 1911, Pg 8

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot: City Ground - original potters field

Friday, May 18, 2012

B. F. Redd

The funeral of the late B. F. Redd will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Avenue Baptist church, Rev. Hutchinson officiating. B. F. Redd was born in Washington County, PA. September 22, 1826. He was married to Keziah Hughes, December 21, 1848, to this union was born ten children. Seven survive him, one girl and six boys, thirty-one grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren. He moved to Kansas with his family March 11, 1876, and was one of the oldest settlers. He lived on a farm five miles southwest of Hutchinson for a number of years. He left the farm and moved to this city for a retired life later. His children are, James A. Redd, B. F. Redd Jr., L. W. Redd of Hutchinson; W. S. Redd of California, S. R. Redd of Hutchinson, J. E. Redd of Topeka, Mrs. Carrie Halloway of Bucklin, and Mrs. Rosa Parker of Hutchinson, his grand-daughter.

Hutchinson News 

January 20, 1911, Pg 7

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 75 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

David Condon

David Condon, an old resident of Hutchinson, who was engaged in business here for many years as a shoemaker, died this morning at the National Soldiers Home at Leavenworth, where he has been since last fall. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. P. McInturff, of Hutchinson, and Mrs. W. H. Kirkpatrick, of Bucklin. The former received a telegram notifying her of the death today. The funeral will occur in Hutchinson, the time to be announced later, and the body will be laid to rest in Eastside Cemetery, by the side of his wife. Mr. Condon was 80 years of age. He was born in Frederick City, Maryland on August 13, 1831. He served in an Ohio regiment in the Civil War. He came to Kansas twenty-one years ago, locating in Hutchinson. He was a highly esteemed old gentleman, and his death is mourned by a host of friends here.

Hutchinson News 

Friday, March 24, 1911, Pg 7

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 7 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Evangeline Robertston Bragg

The death of Mrs. Evangeline Bragg, 515 North Main Street, daughter of the late Dr. N. P. T. Robertson and Mrs. Robertson, died yesterday morning. Mrs. Bragg came to Hutchinson in 1876 with her parents. Her death followed a serious operation performed early this week. She was married to Bert H. Bragg and two children were born to this union. They are Kendrick, of Savannah, Georgia and a daughter Virginia, who died suddenly about two years ago. Mr. Bragg died suddenly about two years ago. Since that time Mrs. Bragg had made her home with her mother, Mrs. Robertson, who is past 90 years of age. Mrs. Bragg is survived by a brother, Ken Robertson, of Rocky Ford Colo. Funeral announcements will be made today.

Hutchinson Gazette ( Daily ) 

Saturday morning, March 5, 1921

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot: Mausoleum

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

George Lee Mills

George Lee Mills, living northwest of the city, died at his home late yesterday afternoon, after an extended illness. Mr. Mills was an old settler in Reno County, coming here in April 1871. He homesteaded the place where he lived the remainder of his life. He helped survey the site of Hutchinson, and has always been identified with the growth of the city and county. He was a well-known citizen and had many friends, who had known him almost a lifetime. He was born on Aug. 25, 1852, in Michigan. He was married here in August, 1880 to Miss Emma Andrews. He leaves four children, Dr. Harry L. Mills, who is practicing medicine at Penalosa, Kingman County; Fred, Mary and Charles, at home. He was a member of the A. O. U. W. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, and will be conducted by Rev. W. V. Whinery. The burial will be in Eastside.

Hutchinson News Weekly 

March 15, 1906, Pg 5

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 756 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Eugene Mullins

Eugene Mullins, the 5 year old son of William Mullins, who was accidentally shot by his father a few days ago while target shooting, died at an early hour this morning at the Stewart Hospital. He had lingered quite a long time, but he gradually grew weaker and weaker all the time and there seemed to be no chance for him to live. Little Eugene was with his father a few days ago at their home in Seventeenth Avenue West when they were shooting at a target. Something got wrong with the gun and the father tried to fix it. While he was working with it the boy ran around in front and the charge was exploded at the same time, the bullet passing through his abdomen. He was taken at once to the hospital and everything possible was done for him but there was no way to save his life. It is a very sad affair for the father and the other relatives. The funeral will be held from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Van Dolah, officiating. The internment is to be in Eastside Cemetery.

Hutchinson News 

January 8, 1904

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 817 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mary Bevan

Mrs. Bevan, aged 78 years died Tuesday afternoon at her home on South Main Street.

Hutchinson Gazette 

January 17, 1895

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 340 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Harriet Childs

She Passed Away Last Night at Home of Her Daughter. 

Mrs. L. B.Childs of one and one-half miles south west of Hutchinson, passed away last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed. J. Canatsey, 212 Fifth Avenue East. Mrs. Childs underwent an operation three weeks ago, and since which she had been cared for at her daughter's home, where her husband and son have been with her constantly. She was 70 years of age, having been born Oct. 9, 1842 in Mercer County, Illinois, where she grew to womanhood. 

She was married to Lansing B. Childs, June 2, 1861. Three children blessed this union, Stephen, who died 14 years ago, Norman L., who with his family lives on his farm adjoining his father's home, one and one-half miles south west of this city, and the only daughter, Mrs. Eva Canatsey. The latter has been with her mother constantly from the beginning of her illness and everything that love could do has been done. Mrs. Childs was a home woman and her life was given to helping others as she could from her own home. 

She was ready and glad to go, her only regret was leaving the husband of her youth with whom she had spent 51 happy years. She made all the plans for her funeral and passed peacefully away surrounded by her loved ones, just as she wished the end might be. Her faith in God's wisdom and mercy sustained her to the end. The funeral was held at 3:30 this afternoon from the home of her daughter, Rev. W. B. Stevens of South Hutchinson M. E. Church officiating. Mr. Childs and family have the sympathy of many friends in this great sorrow.

Hutchinson News 

September 20, 1912 

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 777 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pauline Marie Anchini

Pauline Marie Anchini, the little two month old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Anchini of 304 First Avenue West, died early this morning following a brief illness. The funeral services were held this afternoon at the home and burial was in the Eastside Cemetery. Mr. Anchini is an employee of Star Clothier.

Hutchinson News 

December 5, 1917

Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin
Lot 1190 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Laura C. Quinn

In 2006, using documentation provided by a descendant, I applied for a veteran headstone for Charles E. Quinn. While researching another subject I came across the obituary for his wife, Laura. She is buried in an unmarked grave at Eastside.

The Hutchinson News
July 12, 1920

Eastside Cemetery - Lot 411
Laura C. Quinn 11/10/1845 - 7/10/1920
[Source: interment sheet]

The red X in the photo above is where the military headstone for Charles was installed.


Lot 411

George W. Lester

He saw Lee surrender

One Hutchinson Veteran Found Who Was It At Finish

One Hutchinson veteran has been found who was at Appomattox when Gen. Lee’s army surrendered to Grant. George W. Lester was there, and was close enough to see Lee hand over his sword to Grant.

Mr. Lester was in a Pennsylvania cavalry regiment, which happened to be stationed not far away, when the historical incident occurred. He secured a piece of the wood of the famous apple tree under which the surrender took place.

Hutchinson News
April 14, 1910

  • Factual reporting?
  • The surrender took place where?
  • What did he see? If anything?
  • Was he there?
  • George’s headstone shows his service as Co A, 3 NJ CAV
  • George’s obituary lists 3 Cav and 25 Cav, both Co A
  • Ancestry.com records list 3 Cav Co A and 25 Cav Co I
  • Where is the wood today?
An urge for momentos now possessed the men of both armies. The unfortunate Wilmer McLean was besieged by Yankee officers who made off with many items from the surrender room. A few tried to assuage their consciences by forcing a payment upon the reluctant host, but the fact is that nothing was taken with his willing permission. The apple tree where Lee had rested while he waited to hear from Grant also paid for its notoriety. "Our men wanted pieces of wood from the tree under which General Lee sat," a Pennsylvania soldier explained. "They began breaking twigs and then everyone wanted a piece of the tree for a souvenir. Before they finished they had cut down five large trees."
 …and in certain areas of popular imagination it may prove far more difficult to dislodge or qualify than the story that Grant and Lee signed the surrender papers under an apple tree, a legend that arose after Lee spent time waiting for Grant on April 9 in an apple orchard.
 New Jersey Cavalry - 3rd Regt
Organized at Camp Bayard, Trenton, N.J., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company "A" January 26, Company "C" January 22, Company "E" January 4, Company "F" January 12, Companies "G" and "H" January 6, 1864; Company "D" December 2, 1863; Company "B" January 29, and Companies "I," "K," "L" and "M" March 24, 1864. March to Annapolis, Md., April 5-7, 1864. Guard Orange & Alexandria Railroad April 29-May 5. Attached to Cavalry, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. Defenses of Washington, D.C., to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 12, 1864. Wilderness May 5-7. Near Germanin Ford May 5. Picket on the Rapidan May 6. Guard pontoons May 7. Expedition to Fredericksburg May 8-9. Spotsylvania May 9-12. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. United States Ford May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Mechump's Creek May 31. Ashland Station June 1. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Totopotomoy, Gaines' Mill, Salem Church and Hawes' Shop June 2. Hawes' Shop June 3. Bethesda Church June 11. White Oak Swamp June 13. Smith's Store, near St. Mary's Church, June 15. Weldon Railroad June 20. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Milford Station June 27. Picket duty at City Point until July 16. Duty at Light House Point July 16-25. Before Petersburg July 25. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Cos. "A" and "E"). Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Winchester August 17. Summit Point August 21. Middleway August 21. Near Kearneysville August 25. Abraham's Creek, near Winchester, September 13. Battle of Winchester September 19. Near Cedarville September 20. Front Royal September 21. Milford September 22. Waynesboro September 29. Bridgewater October 2. Tom's Brook ("Woodstock Races") October 8-9. Picket at Cedar Creek until October 13. Cedar Creek October 13. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Newtown (or Middletown) November 12. Rude's Hill, near Mr. Jackson, November 22. Expedition from Kernstown to Lacey's Springs December 19-22. Lacey's Springs December 21. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 24, 1865. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Action at Waynesboro March 2. Occupation of Charlottesville March 3. Near Ashland March 15. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Namozine Church April 3. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville and South Boston April 23-27. March to Washington. D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out at Washington, D, C., August l, 1865.

Hutchinson News

Hutchinson News
The obituary calls him an old settler. He was in Reno County as early as the 1880 Federal Census.

1880 Reno Co., KS Federal Census

Lot 374

Fred E. Lewis

Fred E. Lewis, formerly of this city died in a sanitarium in Pueblo last Friday and the remains were shipped here, arriving Sunday. The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the Baptist church and the internment was made in the Eastside Cemetery. Fred E. Lewis was the son of Mrs. Mary Lewis of Roseville, Illinois, but formerly of this city. Mrs. Lewis was here to attend the funeral of her son. He was at one time a member of the police department and the fire department of this city but resigned and went to Colorado several years ago.

Hutchinson News Weekly 

October 15, 1903
Unknown lot #

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Headstones for potter's field

Hutchinson News

There are hardly any headstones in the original potter's field.