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Obituary for Stanton Duke

The Skanner

Portland, Oregon

May 19, 1977


Well Known Community Activist Dies


An accident in Chehalis, Washington on Wednesday, May 11, 1977, resulted in the death of a well-known community figure, Stanton H. Duke, on Friday, May 13, 1977.


Mr. Duke was born January 20, 1907 in Galesburg, Illinois.


Mrs. Duke came to Portland in 1908. He joined the Union Pacific Railroad in 1925, where he worked as a dining car waiter with the railroad for 44 years until his retirement in 1971. On August 30, 1971, he was appointed Supervisor of Transportation for the Senior Adult Service Center, where his job was to coordinate transportation for older citizens to get to and from doctors , dentists, food stamp centers and shopping centers.  As part of his job, he arranged the scheduling of two 12-passenger busess and one station wagon, loaned by the Red Cross, which have carroed about 14,000 riders and logged 31,000 hours.



Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Muhuldah Bates

The Rock Island Argus

Rock Island County, Illinois

Monday 25 December 1916, page 7


Mrs. Mahuldah Bates (colored) died this morning at 12:25 at her home, 1302 Fifth avenue, after a long illness.

Mahuldah Keaton was born in Shelbyville, Ky, 81 years ago.  Her husband, Robert Bates, preceded her in death 17 years.  She came to Rock Island 15 years from Galesburg, Ill. And had made her home here since.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Belle Palmer, Rock Island, and Mrs. Stella Thomas, Madison, Wis., and three sons, Thomas, Chicago, and Harvey and George of Galesburg. 

The remains will be sent to Galesburg tomorrow morning for burial.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Viola Humbert

Ocala Star-Banner (FL)
Date: September 18, 1997
Edition: Marion
Page: 2B


DUNNELLON -- Viola Humbert, 96, a homemaker, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at Avente Nursing Home in Inverness.


A native of Brooksville, she was a longtime resident of Dunnellon. Mrs. Humbert was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Dunnellon.


Cunningham's Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Submitted by L. Kemp


 Obituary for Jordan Bruster

 Lincoln County Beacon

Lincoln County, Kansas

June 3, 1886


Jordan Bruster was born in old Virginia in the year 1797 and in 1812 moved to Kentucky with his master. In 1818 he married Miss Lydia Prather.


In 1840 he bought his time of his master, paying $750 for the same. In 1858 he bought his wife and paid $250 for her time.


In 1872 himself and wife and children and other friends moved to Lincoln county, Kan., where he took a homestead of 160 acres, upon which he lived until his death.


He died of a kidney affection [affliction]. He was sick but two weeks.


He was the father of 12 children Ė three sons and nine daughters. One son and one daughter preceded him to the spirit land. He leaves an aged wife, 10 children, 35 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many other friends to mourn his loss.


He died at the ripe old age of 89 years, 3 months and 10 days.


He lived a consistent christian life for 46 years. A very large procession followed him to his last resting place.


[No burial found in Lincoln County records.]


  Provided by the Lincoln County Genealogical Society

Lincoln County, Kansas


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Mary Milton Garner

March 1935

Portland, Oregon


On the late evening of her life we note the passing on of a mother and grandmother, Mrs. Mary Milton Garner.


Mary Milton Waite was born in Somerset, Kentucky, March 23, 1858, to Robert and Nicie Waite.  Her father died when she was 8 years old and her mother remarried Alexander Newell when Mary was 10 years of age. 


At the age of 14, she moved with her parents to Kansas.


In 1878 (or 1873), Mary was joined in wedlock to Andrew Garner.  To this union was born 4 children, 3 girls and a boy.  Most of Mrs. Garnerís life was spent in Kansas.


In 1916 (1918) she moved to Oregon.  In recent years she made her home with her daughter in Bend, Oregon.  For six months before her death she lived in Portland, Oregon.  Her husband, Andrew Garner, died January 25th, 1935.


Mrs. Garner departed this life March 22nd.  Her religious activities were with the A.M.E. Church and she attended, when on visits to Portland, the Bethel A.M.E. Church.


By Rev. Ralph R. King,

minister of the Bethel A.M.E. Church

Portland, Oregon

Funeral service March 25, 1935


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Milton Jackson

The Tampa Tribune (FL)

Tampa, Florida

May 14, 1993

MILTON JACKSON, 87, of Tampa died Monday at home.


A native of Dawson, Ga., he moved to Tampa in 1926 from Georgia. He was a laborer and a member of Faith Temple Baptist Church.


He is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren.


Coney Brothers Funeral Home.


Copyright (c) 1993 The Tribune Co.


Submitted by L. Kemp


Obituary for Amanda Riley

May 1984

Seattle, Washington


Sarah Amanda Riley, was born May 4, 1891 in Somerset, Kentucky.  She has lived in the Seattle area over 60 years. She was a member of the Spruce Street Seventh Day Adventist Church.


Born: May 4, 1891

Died: May 16m 1984


Services: May 21, 1984

Allenís Evergreen Memorial Chapel

Seattle, Washington


Final Resting Place: Resthaven Cemetery

Seattle, Washington


Information supplied by Allenís Evergreen Funeral Home

526 Ė 19th Avenue East

Seattle, WA 98112


Submitted by L. Kemp