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William Sylvester Attebury

Male 1860 - 1935  (74 years)

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  • Name William Sylvester Attebury 
    Born 7 Sep 1860  Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Feb 1935  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I731  Rossville
    Last Modified 9 May 2018 

    Father Thomas M Attebury,   b. 26 Dec 1836,   d. 26 Dec 1882  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Caroline F Anderson Attebury Leech,   b. 21 Jul 1842, Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1909, Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1857 
    Family ID F1692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha A Owen Attebury,   b. 6 Oct 1859, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1884  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Thomas Harold Orris Attebury,   b. 11 Nov 1888, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1952, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Adopted]
    Anniversary- Attebury, William and Martha
    Anniversary- Attebury, William and Martha
    Golden Wedding Anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Attebury were the guests of the Owen and Attebury families at a dinner given at the home of their son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Attebury, last Sunday in honor of their golden wedding anniversary which occurred on Monday, October 1.

    This was one of the outstanding social gatherings of the season, and clear skies and bright sunshine made perfect the celebration for Mr. and Mrs. Attebury.

    The colors of gold and white were used in the table decorations of marigolds and ferns; potted chrysanthemums, a gift of the Owen family, and rose buds, a gift of a life-long friend of Mrs. Attebury, Mrs. Effie Hubbard of Topeka.

    The napkins used at the guests table were a wedding gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Attebury. The beautifully decorated bride’s cakes were made by nieces of Mr. and Mrs. Attebury, Mrs. L.M. Attebury and Mrs. Paul Button of Topeka; and the groom’s cakes were made by Mrs. D.L. Button and Mrs. F.M. Welton of Topeka, sisters of Mrs. Attebury.

    A miniature bride and groom, perfect in every detail, from the lilies of the valley in the arms of the bride, to the watch chain and high silk hat of the groom, were attractive table decorations, made by Mrs. Lawrence Attebury of Topeka.

    Mrs. Attebury was presented with a beautiful Past Matron’s pin of the Eastern Star, and Mr. Attebury received a belt and buckle and tie clasp embossed with the insignia of the Masonic order, from the members of the Owen family.

    Mrs. Attebury grew to womanhood in the Rochester neighborhood near Topeka. She taught school for two years previous to her marriage, in the Lipp district south of Rossville.

    Mr. Attebury was born east of Lawrence at a town called Franklin, coming to the present home place in the year 1876, where he brought his bride, Miss Martha Owen following their marriage at her home at Rochester, October 1, 1884.

    Mr. and Mrs. Attebury, both 74 years of age, are enjoying good health and are reaping a happy harvest in contentment and well-being from the successful years spent on their farm.

    The guests included: Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Attebury, Mrs. D.L. Button, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Button, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Welton, Mrs. Harold Warnock, and Galen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Button, Darlene and Billie, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Paramore and Dorothy Jean, Mrs. Arlow Stuart, Joan and Margaret, Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Owen and Norma Ann, Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Attebury, Miss Olive Owen, Miss Gladys Owen, Miss Esther Welton, Mrs. Merritt, Mr. Carroll Owen of Topeka; Mrs. Alice Neiswender, Mr. Raymond Neiswender, Silver Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wright, Rex, Max and Zoe of Manhattan; Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Button, Jack and Marylyn of Meriden; Mr. O.E. Attebury, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Towne, Robert, Richard and Harry, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Attebury of Auburn, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Attebury.
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2017 15:07:01 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    Obituary- Attebury, William
    Obituary- Attebury, William
    Funeral services for Wm. S. Attebury, will be held Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock in the Rossville Methodist [sic] church. Services at the grave will be in charge of Hesperian Lodge A. F. & A. M,
    Mr. Attebury’s death occurred early Wednesday morning following a week’s illness of flu, which it was supposed he bad overcome, as he come to town Saturday. How¬ever, he suffered a relapse Saturday night and steadily weakened until his passing Wednesday.
    Mr. Attebury had long been one of the most substantial farmers of Rossville township owning and farm¬ing his holdings south of town.
    He was 74 years old [sic]. Despite his age he was noted as a hard worker and did the bulk of his own work until his last illness.
    He was born near Lawrence, Sep-tember 7, 1860, and moved to the Rossville farm in 1885. He and Mrs. Attebury celebrated their gold¬en wedding anniversary last October 1. He was a past master of Hesperian lodge No. 1ll, A. F. & A. M. of Rossville.
    He is survived by his widow Mrs. Martha Attebury; a son Thomas Attebury, Rossville, a brother, O.E. Attebury, Auburn, and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Howard, Bennington, Vt., and Mrs. Irene Cleveland, Rossville.
    Mr. W. O. Owen, of Hugo, Colo., a brother of Mrs. Mattie Attebury, will arrive Friday for the funeral of W. S. Attebury. [sic]
    CARD OF THANKS — We are truly grateful to the friends of the community for the expressions of sympathy and all acts of kindness shown us in our bereavement, the loss of husband, father and brother: also we thank all who remembered us with beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. Martha Attebury,
    MY. and Mrs. T. H. Attebury Mrs. Irene Cleveland

    William Sylvester Attebury was born near Lawrence, Kansas, September 7, 1860. He passed way at his home south of Rossville, Febru-ary 27, 1935, at the age of 74 years,
    5 months and 20 days.
    With his parents he moved to a place northwest of Topeka in 1867.
    In 1876 they moved to the place south of Rossville where he has resided practically all the years since.
    He was united in marriage to Martha Owens on October 1, 1884, and just last fall they celebrated the Golden Anniversary of that event.
    His widow survives him, as also one son, Thomas H. Attebury; a brother,
    O. E. Attebury of Auburn, and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Howard of Bennington, Vermont, and Mrs. Irene Cleveland of Rossville.
    Mr. Attebury united with the lo-cal Presbyterian church years ago.
    He has been a member of Hesperian Lodge, A. F. & A. M. for the past thirty-one years.
    Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon, when a great number of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects. Pallbearers were six nephews.
    Music was furnished by a mixed quartette composed of A. A. Cless, Mrs. E. E. Witter, Mrs. Peter Navarre, and Rev. Horton, with Mrs. Thelma Sigler at the piano.
    The following out-of-town rela-tives and friends were here for the funeral service: Mr. and Mrs. El¬bert Robison, Fowler, Kans., Mr. W.D. Owen, Hugo, Colo., Ralph But¬ton, Brookville, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. Harry Orris, T. M. O’Neal, Mrs. B.W. Wright, Manhattan; Oscar Atte¬bury, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Attebury,
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Towne, Auburn, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stone,
    Mr. and Mrs. A. H. McDonald, Lawrence Attebury, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Owen, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Owen, Carroll Owen, Miss Olive Owen, Mr. and Mrs. A. Button, Mrs. D. L. Button,
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Button, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Paramore, Mr and Mrs.
    H. L. Warnock, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Welton,
    Miss Esther Welton, Miss Gladys Owen, John Taylor, all of Topeka;
    Mrs. L. H. Neiswender Raymond Neiswender, Mrs. Belle Bridgford,
    Mrs. Jennie Griffin of Silver Lake;
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis, Mrs. Theodore Meinke, Charles Anderson,
    Carl Meinke, all of Linwood; L. M. Walter, Mrs. Charles Saunders, Mrs.
    C. Perkins, Misa Saunders, all of Lawrence.