RENO COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITUARIES

CLARK, E. H.

Death of E. H. Clark.

On last Thursday evening as will be seen by a notice in another column, Mr. E. H. Clark, of Loda township, this county, died of heart disease. He was evening work intending to go to church. His wife was up stairs and heard him come into the lower room. Hearing an unusual noise she hastened down and found him sitting leaning his head on a baby carriage. She went to him and asked him what was the matter. He only answered, "Old oh,!" and put his arm around his neck. She raised him and assisted him to the bed, but by the time she got him to the bedside he was dead.

Mr. Clark had been a citizen of Kansas for fifteen years, although he had lived in this county but a year. He was a member of the United Brethren church and while he did not make loud professions he was as good a husband, neighbor and man as we had in our country. His death will be mourned by all who knew him. Always good-natured, cheerful and pleasant, he endeared himself to all he met. He was industrious and enterprising and will be sadly missed. It is seldom the News has been called on to record a death that causes us more sorrow.

The funeral took place Saturday and the remains were taken to Sedgwick county for funeral.

Died: Warren - On Sunday evening, December 12, 1880, after a lingering illness, at her home in Little River, Mrs. Joseph Warren, aged fifty-tree years. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, December 23, 1880 page - front *** column - 4 submitted by Rose Stout)

Died: Clark - On Thursday evening, December 16, 1880, of heart disease, at his home in Loda townshii0 in this county. Mr. E. H. Clark, aged forty-one years. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, December 23, 1880 page - 5 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

HAWKINGS, H.

Died: Hawkins - On Thursday October 28, 1880, at the residence of Mr. Thomas Hawkins, in Troy township, this county, Mr. H., Hawkins, aged seventy-five years. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, November 4, 1880 page - 5 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

MATHEWS, SON

Died: Mathews - On Friday, October 22, 1880, Anson Leo, infant of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Mathews, of Salt Creek township, of this county. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, October 28, 1880 page - 5 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

McDONAGH, TERRENCE

Death of Terrence McDonagh.

Sitting in the silent chamber of death it is certainly sad to see the wife, and three small children weeping sorrowfully over the mangled remains of the fond husband and father. The subject of these remarks is Terrence McDonagh, who was foreman of track running east from Hutchinson. He was born in Sligo county, Ireland, in 1842 and came to this country about ten years ago. The circumstances attending his death, as near as we can learn, are as follows: Last spring the railroad proposed a new plan among their foreman of giving a premium in the winter, to the man having the best section of track, and to see and take items in regard to the condition of the track, the division superintendent and road master with all foremen on the division had to ride over the track in front of an engine, the object being to get a good view of the track. About six miles west of Great Bend Mr. McDonagh went to the rear end of the coal car, on which they were riding, and while holding on to the end gate it slipped from the bottom and he missed his hold and fell between the car and the engine and was horribly mangled. His remains came here on Thursday the 12th he being killed the day before. He carried one proud title to the grace, that of an honest man. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, December 19, 1878 page - 2 *** column - 4 submitted by Rose Stout)

MORGAN, HARRY

Death of Harry Morgan.

Harry Morgan, the conductor that was shot some weeks ago by a ruffian on his train and who was reported as recovering, died Saturday morning. The Nickerson Argosy says: He had been in the employ of the Santa Fe railroad for five years, a resident of Nickerson over a year and served his country four years during the war. He was a passenger conductor on the railroad, and enjoyed the confidence and stood high in the estimation of the officers of the company, and was an honored and highly respected citizen. He was a loving and faithful husband and leaves an equally loving and faithful wife to mourn his loss. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, September 23, 1880 Page - 4 *** column - 2 submitted by Rose Stout)

MORMAN, JOLINDA

Jolinda McQueen Moorman, 42, died July 9, 2012, at OU Medical Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla. She was born Jan. 9, 1968, daughter of Delbert and Jane McQueen.

She graduated from Hutchison High School. She was a Can and worked at A.R.F. in McPherson. Survivors include: sons, Richard and Justin; daughter, Almeta Moorman; step-grandmother, Mickie Blackburn; uncles, Walter and David Blackburn; aunts, Debra Shelton, Cheryl Fleming, and Michelle Blackburn. Jolinda was preceded in death by her parents; Penny Avila, Ricky Blackburn, Murel Schwab, Lisa Blackburn, Ralph Blackburn, Joan Boyer Raner; and grandpa McQueen.

There will be a celebration of life at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Carey Park in Hutchinson. Everyone is welcome. Memorials to the Jolinda Moorman Memorial Fund. (Hutchinson News Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, July 12, 2012 submitted by Rose Stout)

OSBORN, JUSTIN B.

Obituary: Osborn --- Justin B. infant son of George and Lizzie Osborn, died near Wichita, June 30th, 1880, age one year and eight months.

Justin was a bright, sweet babe. It has been my pleasure to meet but few so angelic. His illness was of short duration; his suffering quite intense, but soon, ah, soon, God called him home. He had just learned to 0prattle so sweetly, and to say we miss him will not express it, but we can meet him where parting will be no more. We remember that is balm to the bereaved parents' hearts to recall that Jesus said "Suffer little children to come, and forbid them not," etc. The remains were interred in Greenwood cemetery, near the scene of his illness. The lonely 0paerents have the sympathy of all. --- Juliet Courtright. Arlington, Aug. 13, 1880. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, August 19, 1880 page - 4 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

PAYNE, ROSA A. H.

Death From Hydrophobia.

On Monday, October 25th, 1880, Rosa A. H. Payne, wife of Edwin C. Payne, of Great Bend, Kansas, aged forty-one years.

Mrs. Payne's death was from the most horrible and dreadful cause imaginable, Hydrophobia and was the result of a wolf bite received about five months since. For several days previous to Thursday night of last week, the deceased had been slightly indisposed but there was nothing to indicate that the poisonous and fatal virus was permeating her entire system. About eleven o'clock, on the evening above mentioned, Mr. Payne was aroused from slumber by a disturbance made by his wife, who was taken suddenly in one of the most violent convulsions, and was springing from one side of the bed to the other and in the most frenzied manner exclaiming "there's that wolf!" Springing from the bed she continued her wild and demoniacal exclamations and accompanied by fearful contortions of the body and frantic efforts to free herself from the several persons who were endeavoring vainly to restrain her, the members of the family having come to Mr. Payne's assistance. The convulsions followed each other in rapid succession for several hours and were only stopped after the arrival of physicians who administered chloroform. It required several strong men to restrain her and prevent her from biting and scratching others, whilst in convulsions, which continued at intervals until the forenoon of the following Monday when she was freed from her horrible condition by death, and her spirit was wafted to that borne where no pain or anguish ever enters. A "mad stone" in the possession of Mr. N. R. Holmes of this city was applied but not until after the horrible disease had obtained the mastery over all human efforts. --- Great Bend Democrat. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, November 11, 1880 page - 5 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

WARREN, JOSEPH MRS.

Died: Warren - On Sunday evening, December 12, 1880, after a lingering illness, at her home in Little River, Mrs. Joseph Warren, aged fifty-tree years. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, December 16, 1880 page - 5 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

BIRKET, CLIFFORD W.

Abbyville - Clifford W. Birket, 81, died November 24, 1984 at the Leizure Homestead Nursing Center, Stafford, after a long illness. Born Sept. 13, 1903, at Abbyville, he married Ernestine Cummings Jan. 21, 1928, at Lyons. He was a retired Reno County farmer and stockman. He had been a lifetime Abbyville resident.

He was a member of the Abbyville United Methodist Church.

Survivors: wife, of the home; daughters, Betty Dunn, Abbyville, Peggy Dunlap, Corona, Calif.; half brothers, Harold, Seattle, Wash., Bill, Durango, Colo.; half-sister, Ruth Walters, 12 E. 28th; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, the rev. Dennis Wallace. Burial will be at the Abbyville Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the mortuary. Memorials to the Kansas Chapter of Alzheimer's Disease Research. (Hutchinson News, November 25, 1984)

BIRKET, CLIFFORD W. "BUD" Jr.

Abbyville - Clifford W. "Bud" Birkett Jr., 43, died Tuesday, at Las Vegas after a long illness. Born March 21, 1935, in Topeka, he had lived in Las Vegas for 20 years and was formerly of Abbyville.

He was an electrician and veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors: parents: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Birket, Sr., Abbyville; sons: Clifford III and Weston, both of Las Vegas; daughter: Sandra Birket, Las Vegas; sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Dunn, Abbyville; Mrs. Richard Dunlap, LaMirada, California.

Funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elliott Chapel; the Rev. Jim Bush. Burial in Abbyville Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the chapel. (Hutchinson News, July 26, 1978)

BIRKET, ERNESTINE E. "ERNIE"

Abbyville - Ernestine E. "Ernie" Birket, 93, died, Nov. 20, 1999 at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Nov. 3, 1906 at Chicago, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Ethel Mary Botts Cummings. A long time Reno County resident, she was a homemaker.

She belonged to the United Methodist Church and the Senior Citizens Center, both at Abbyville.

On Jan. 21, 1928 she married Clifford W. Birket at Lyons. He died Nov. 24, 1984.

Survivors include: two daughters, Peggy L. Dunlop and Betty J. Dunn, both of Abbyville; a sister, Henrietta E. McKinney, Jacksonville, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Clifford W. Jr., a brother, Jack Thomas Cummings; and three sisters, Georgiana H. Johnson, Josephine L. Graham and Alberta J. Papin.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Abbyville cemetery, with the Rev. Elaine K. Lord presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Memorials may be sent to the Arlington Ambulance Fund or the Abbyville Senior Center, both in care of the mortuary. (Hutchinson News, November 22, 1999)

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