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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