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Obituary- Parr, Katharine
Obituary- Parr, Katharine
Diphtheria's Victim. - The little two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Parr, living south of Rossville, passed away last Friday night after a brief struggle with diphtheria. The contagious nature of the disease made it impracticable to hold regular funeral services, and the body was quietly laid to rest in the city cemetery the following day. Two other children in the same family are also afflicted, but at last reports were improving nicely. General sympathy is expressed for the stricken family.

[From The Rossville News, Friday, October 5, 1900] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Parr, Evelyn
Obituary- Parr, Evelyn
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Parr gave the names Evelyn Margaret and Eleanor Marie to their twin baby girls. The first named died at birth.

[From The Rossville Reporter, Thursday, June 10, 1920] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Hopkins, Emma
Obituary- Hopkins, Emma
Emma Bertha Hopkins, the four year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hopkins, died Friday morning Mar. 4, 1904. The funeral services were conducted at the home, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Clyde L. Kuhn.

The little girl was taken sick with appendicitis about a week before her death. Though every effort was made to save her life, all was in vain, and at 6 o'clock Friday morning, with the severest pain and suffering, the little life went out in death.

This is twice that the death angel has come into this home. And each time a little girl with her sunshine and innocent has been taken to her heavenly home. Though the hearts of the father and mother are torn with sorrow and grief, yet God who doth all things well sustains them.

To that alwise and merciful Providence, the friends and relatives of the bereaved commend them.

[From the Shawnee County News, Friday, March 11, 1904] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Betzer, Minerva
Obituary- Betzer, Minerva
DIED - Tuesday, May 6, 1902, Mrs. David Betzer, after a lingering illness of several years duration. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the family residence two miles northwest of Rossville yesterday morning. Interment took place in the Rossville cemetery.

[From the Shawnee County News, Friday, May 9, 1902] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Godwin, Nellie
Obituary- Godwin, Nellie
Miss Nellie Godwin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Godwin, of Silver Lake, died Wednesday of typhoid fever, after an illness of three weeks duration. Funeral services will be held this afternoon in the Presbyterian Church north of the Lake. Miss Godwin was 19 years of age and a favorite with all who knew her. The family have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

[The Shawnee County News, Friday, May 9, 1902] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Howerton, James
Obituary- Howerton, James
Died, Thursday July 25th, of Typhoid-Malarial fever, after a sickness of about 21 days, James Howerton, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Howerton, aged 28 years.

The deceased was a dutiful son and an esteemed member of society. It perhaps is not too much to say that but few, if any, young men in the place stand better in public estimation or draw to themselves stronger tokens of regard than did he whose death we have just chronicled. He was a robust young man and seemed to have before him length of days. His death is a fresh and sorrowful reminder of that declaration, "All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field; the grass withereth the flower fadeth."

The funeral services were held at the house last Saturday afternoon, and the sermon was given by the Rev. Mr. Downing of Havensville. The text was from Job XIV:14 - "If a man die, shall he live again." This the preacher answered in the affirmative, and from the resurrection doctrine procured solace and hope.

The floral tributes were abundant and beautiful. Some of them had been woven by affection's hand into emblematic forms, embracing an anchor of hope, etc.

The funeral procession was a very long one, friends being present from all quarters, north, south, east and west.

The obsequies were in charge of Undertaker Somers, and the remains were deposited in the Rossville cemetery.

[From The Rossville Times, Friday, August 2, 1889] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Gabbey, Anne
Obituary- Gabbey, Anne
Mrs. R.S. Gabbey Passes Away.
A few minutes after 5 o'clock on Tuesday morning, January 8, 1901, Mrs. R.S. Gabbey breathed her last. Three weeks before her death the unfortunate lady suffered a severe stroke of paralysis from which she rallied within a few days and then suddenly became worse, lingering in the semi-comatose condition until her spirit fled.

The funeral was held from the family residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and the services were under the direction of Rev. J.G. Maver, whose intimate friendship with the deceased lady and her family dates back nearly a quarter of a century. Mr. Maver's long and thorough acquaintance enabled him to pay a loving tribute to the memory of the sweet Christian woman and his tender eulogy touched every heart present.

Members of the Presbyterian choir rendered a number of very beautiful hymns -- favorite melodies of their lamented sister -- and scores of family friends passed through the little parlor to obtain a final view of the loved face resting in the flower-laden casket.

Mrs. Alice McCabe of Denver, Mr. Frank Gabbey and Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Gutshall of Pueblo, Col., Mrs. J. Owens and Mr. Albert W. Gabbey were present at the final parting with their mother. Their keen affliction is shared by nearly every member of this community, where the deceased lady so long resided and where her lovely attributes of mind and character were so well known.

Mrs. Gabbey survived her husband, the late Dr. R.S. Gabbey, a little less than one year. She was 64 years of age. She was closely identified with the growth of this part of Kansas, and the News expects in its next issue to present an obituary notice embodying much of historic interest to the rapidly diminishing ranks of early day pioneers.

[From The Rossville News, Friday, January 11, 1901] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Van Vleck, Mary A. 2
Obituary- Van Vleck, Mary A. 2
See file 1 for transcription 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Van Vleck, Mary A. 1
Obituary- Van Vleck, Mary A. 1
Death of Mrs. Joseph Van Vleck
Mrs. Joseph Van Vleck passed away at 10 o'clock Wednesday forenoon, January 9, 1901, at the family home near this city. Heart trouble was the immediate cause of death, the first serious symptoms appearing about ten days ago.

Mary A. Crane was born in Vermont September 9, 1821. In 1844 she was married to Mr. Joseph Van Vleck in New York state. They came to Rossville township in 1880 and have resided here continuously ever since. Mrs. Van Vleck was a member of the M.E. Church from early childhood and was a most devout Christian lady. The aged husband and six grown children survive her.

The funeral was held from the M.E. Church in this city yesterday (Friday) morning at 11 o'clock, and a very large circle of friends paid their last respects to a loved and honored friend and neighbor. Rev. C.N. Riggle conducted a most impressive service.

[From The Rossville News, Friday, January 11, 1901] 
  30 Mar 2020
Obituary- Manhire, Belle
Obituary- Manhire, Belle
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Oliver received a telegram announcing the death of her daughter, Mrs. Belle Mohire [sic Manhire], in Denver. Owing to illness Mrs. Oliver was unable to go, and the remains will be interred in Denver, today. Belle Mohire [sic] (nee Oliver) was raised in this vicinity, and has many friends here who will be pained to hear of her death. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the mother in her affliction.

[From The Rossville Times, Friday, August 26, 1898] 
  29 Mar 2020


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
Parr, Infant son 
   30 Mar 2020
Parr, Katharine R 
b. 12 Jan 1898   30 Mar 2020
Parr, Josiah A (Joseph) 
b. 29 Oct 1864  Indiana  30 Mar 2020
Parr, Howard D 
   30 Mar 2020
Parr, Evelyn Margaret 
b. 1920   30 Mar 2020
Parr Williams, Eleanor Marie 
b. 1920   30 Mar 2020
Jackson, Perry O 
b. 7 Jul 1849  Luzerne County, Pennsylvania  30 Mar 2020
Jackson, Andrew 
b. 23 Jun 1845  Pennsylvania  30 Mar 2020
Jackson Beemer, Charlotte 
b. 1842   30 Mar 2020
Jackson, Lester Joel 
b. 1856   30 Mar 2020

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 I860  Charles Fremont Parr  I859  Jessie M Steffee Parr  3 May 1917  30 Mar 2020
 I10132  Carl F Parr  I17169  Gertrude Townsend Parr  17 Mar 1918  30 Mar 2020
 I29054  Joel C Jackson  I29055  Rosanna Jackson    30 Mar 2020
 I4022  Ira Thomas Hopkins  I4019  Bertha Orwan Hopkins  16 Jan 1895  30 Mar 2020
 I4023  Josiah Thomas Hopkins  I4024  Rebecca Ellen Heslet Hopkins  16 Mar 1870  30 Mar 2020
 I29610  David Harvey Betzer  I29775  Minerva Vaughn Betzer  1880  30 Mar 2020
 I22602  James F Godwin  I22603  Elizabeth Godwin    30 Mar 2020
 I11979  Joseph Van Vleck  I11980  Mary Angeline Crain Van Vleck  1844  30 Mar 2020
 I3823  Robert Smiley Gabbey  I12051  Anne (Annie) Welton Gabbey  5 Oct 1854  29 Mar 2020
 I29511  Jerry Owen  I1095  Cornelia Welton (Cornie) McCabe Owen Benninghoff    29 Mar 2020