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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