Lake City Cemetery near Lake City, Barber County, Kansas. View looking north.
Photo by Nathan Lee, 02 May 2007
Carol (Lake) Rogers and Bonnie (Garten) Shaffer
History of Lake City Cemetery
"Lake City Cemetery is located SW1/4SE1/4 10-31-14, west of Lake City. Mary H. and Reuben Lake donated the original land in the 1880's. A first addition was given in 1883 by A.J. Hargis and a second addition was purchased in 1959 from Bert Nittler.
Oldest available records indicate a Ladies Aid Lake City Cemetery Association was organized August 12, 1909. Members were Judge Lester, chairman; Mrs. Dave Freemyer, secretary; Mrs. Sarah Pierce and Mrs. Irena B. Gordon, Lake City; Miss Nancy Harmon, Sun City; Mrs. Artha Massey, Turkey Creek; Mrs. Hannah Nurse, Forrest City; Mrs. Annie Stewart, Deerhead.
Reorganization occurred March 25, 1941. Members of the first Lake City Cemetery District 4 board were Dave Freemyer, chairman; R.B. Lake, secretary; Fred Carr, Deerhead; Clem Parr, Mingona; Mrs. Nute (sic) Martin, Forrest City; Mrs. Art Farr, Lake City. The first burial was October 1873, Miss Liz Foster. A Mr. Ewing was also buried in October 1873."
-- Barber County History Committee. The Chosen Land: A History of Barber County, Kansas, pages 28-29, Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1980.
However, according to the obituary for Byron P. Ayers, published in The Lake City Bee on March 2nd, 1888, "The deceased proved up a quarter section which now stands part of the town of Lake City. He gave the land for the Lake City cemetery."
USGS Aerial Photo of Lake City, Barber County, Kansas, 17 Aug 1991.
Scale: 1 pixel = 4 meters
Lake City Cemetery Burial Listing
Adams, Elizabeth - Elizabeth "Betty" Owens, born August 25, 1835 in Salyersville, Kentucky, was the daughter of Ruth Howard and Robert Owens. She was the 2nd wife of Rev. J.M. Adams. She died at her home in Sun City on Wednesday, March 23, 1898.
Adams, Green - "Green Adams was born in McGoflen county, Kentucky, No. 15, 1851 and died at his home in Sun City Sunday, October 26, 1930, aged 75 years, eleven months and eleven days. He was married to Roseana Helton, April 20, 1871 and to this union were born eleven children, one of whom preceded him in death. In 1872 Mr. Adams came to Barber county, and settled near Sun City, where he lived until his death at the time of which he was the earliest residents of the county. His wife died Jan. 12, 1903 and later he was married to Myrtle Shumacker of Sun City on April 4, 1928." - Obituary: Barber County Index, November 6, 1930. He was the son of Rev. J.M. Adams and his 1st wife, Susan Whittaker. See: Green Adams Describe Things As He Saw Them In Barber County In The Early 1870's and Green Adams: An Early Day Vigilante Committee.
Adams, Rosa Anna, Roseana Helton was the 1st wife of Green Adams. She died Jan. 12, 1903.
Axtell, Beulah Robbins -- "In March 1963 I married Beulah Verona Robbins. We lived in Lake City for 14 years. She ran the grocery store there for many years. We moved to Medicine Lodge in 1977. Beulah died December 30, 1977." -- Autobiography of James Harvey "Harve" Axtell, Chosen Land, p. 94.
Balding, Mary A. (Stewart -- Second wife of William Balding.
Balding, William Born 28 Aug 1832 in Monroe Co., OH; died 8 Mar 1903 in Sun City, KS. Father of nine children, including Thurman W. Balding, who was known as the outlaw "Skeeter Baldwin". Obituary: Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 20, 1903.
Beardsley, E.M. - Born in New York, October 4th, 1828; died in May of 1885. He served four years as Colonel of the 126th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War. Obituary: Kansas Prairie Dog, May 28, 1885.
Beck, Albert H.
Beck, Delbert Allen
Beck, James L.
Beck, Pearl Swinton
Bohl, Mary Ellen
Bradney, Mrs. J.A.
Brock, Maxine Louise
Brock, Wayne Robert
Brown, Bessie Nida - On January 26, 1888, The Kansas Prairie Dog, noted the death of Bessie Brown of "brain fever" on the previous Monday at the age of eleven years and five months after an illness of three days. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown who lived ten miles south of Lake City. Her body was buried the previous Wednesday afternoon and her funeral was scheduled to be "preached" at the Brown School House near the head of Bear Creek at ten o'clock a.m. on the following Tuesday. Another article about her was published in the same newspaper on Feb 2, 1888, which noted that she had recently had a "severe fall" which had "bruised her head and probably hastened the death".
Buck, Fannie A.
Buck, Frank A. - brother of Henry Scott Buck.
Buck, Hattie A.
Buck, Henry M.
Buck, Henry Scott - "Scott Buck, who runs a drug store, sells hardware and farm implements, buggies, wagons, etc., in Lake City, is that kind of man, and the only one we have met in our journeys through Barber county. Scott began his business career in Lake City as a clerk in his father's store in the year 1886. In 1891 his father resigned business and the son became the successor... In addition to his mercantile interests Mr. Buck has large real estate interests adjacent to Lake City, comprising 1680 acres of land, 240 of which belongs to his brother Frank, 400 to himself individually and 960 acres to the Buck estate. - "Barber County Profiles", Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 2, 1900.
Buck, John D.
Buck, Patricia L.
Burk, James H. - On December 2, 1886, the Kansas Prairie Dog reported that James H. Burk died at about 11:00 p.m. at the residence of T. Mills from an injury suffered while harnessing a mule, and that he was buried the previous Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Lake City Cemetery, leaving a wife and 3 small children. He had lived in Barber County for several years. There is apparently no gravestone for him.
Campbell, Florence C.
Campbell, John A.
Campbell, Oscar Clyde
Carpenter, Mary S.
Carr, Ines L.
Carr, Margaret A.
Carr, Mary A.
Carr, Stephen Y.
Carr, Wendall A.
Carr, William S.
Carriker, Alice F.
Carriker, Deloris L. - Deloris Lee (Hoagland) Carriker, wife of Steven Monroe Carricker, was the daughter of Clifford Raymond and Laura Bernice (Lott) Hoagland. Her paternal grandparents were Frank and Hattie (Owens) Hoagland. Her maternal grandparents were Ella Bird (Van Horn) Lott and George Washington Lott.
Carriker, Sidney -- Sidney Monroe Carricker, according to his WWI Draft Registration card signed on 12 Sept 1918, gave his permanent home address as Deerhead, Barber County, Kansas. He was born on 29 Nov 1882 and was 35 years old at the time. The card also records that he was white, native born, a farmer, that his nearest relative was Alice Fay Carricker of Deerhead, Kansas, that he was of medium height and build, had brown eyes and black hair. (He was the father of Steven Monroe Carriker.)
Carriker, Steven Monroe -- "My great aunt & uncle, Steven Monore Carriker & Deloris Lee (Hoagland) Carriker, are buried in the Lake City cemetery. We called our uncle 'Uncle Roe' and our aunt 'Aunt Dorty. Steven Monroe Carriker's father was Sidney Carriker. Sidney was the son of Margaret _____ Carriker Carr. She divorced her first husband and then married S.Y. Carr." -- Kim (Hoagland) Fowles.
Clawson, Agnes -- "The Agnes Clawson buried at Lake City Cemetery is Nancy Agnes Clawson, born 8-22 1914, died 7-24-1937 in a car accident." -- csmith255, Barber Co. RootsWeb Message Board, posted 24 Jan 2008. She was a daughter of John Timothy Clawson II and Bessie Elizabeth Stewart and a sister of Anastasia Clawson.
Clawson, Anastasia -- "Anastasia Clawson was born May 21, 1913 in Barber Co., KS and passed away on Aug 30, 1914 in Barber co., Kansas, she was the infant daughter of John Timothy Clawson II and Bessie Elizabeth Stewart. She was their first born and died 8 days after her sister Nancy Agnes Clawson was born on Aug 22, 1914. John Timothy Clawson I, was my Great-grandfather, I am the grandaughter of his son Carl Helm Clawson." -- csmith255, Barber Co. RootsWeb Message Board, posted 20 Jan 2008. ("Married: At the residence of the bride's mother in Sun City, on the 19th of December by Rev. Owens, John T. Clawson and Miss Nannie Walker." -Kansas Prairie Dog, 23 Dec 1886.)
Clovis, Emma Seals
Clovis, Elmer E.
Compton, Gilbert R. - Born in 1909 in Plainview, Arkansas. Married Thelma Cain in 1934. Died June 6, 1978. Source: Chosen Land, p. 139.
Compton, Lester Dale - son of Gilbert and Thelma (Cain) Compton. Died: 1968. Source: Chosen Land, p. 139.
Compton, Thelma M. -- "Thelma M. Compton, 93, died Monday January 14, 2008 at Lakewood Senior Living Center in Pratt, KS. She was born February 3, 1914 in Liberal, KS the daughter of the late Oscar and Mary (Howard) Cain. In 1934 she married Gilbert Compton in Hugoton, KS. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1968. She lived in Lake City from 1936 until 1986 then moved to Medicine Lodge. She lived in Medicine Lodge until 2003 when she moved to Pratt. She was the Postmaster in Lake City, retiring in 1985." -- Obituary, Gyp Hill Premiere, January 21, 2008.
Cooke, Frank -- "Frank Cooke and Gertrude Agnes Durfee (daughter of John and Elizabeth M. (Lester) Durfee) were married at Lake City in 1904. They raised 8 children. Lillian (wife of Dan Lake), Guy, Alice (Vanderplas), Pattie, Fred, Keith, Phil & Rex. "They lived in a house on the "Carter" place formerly homesteaded by A. Carl. Section 13-31-14. Frank's father, Harry Cooke, was farming this place at that time. In the spring of 1906 this place was rented to M.J. Roark who moved into the house in January of that year when both families occupied it until grass came in the spring so that cattle being fed by Frank could be moved." -- Journal of Russell Lake. According to his WWI Draft Registration card signed 12 Sept 1918, Frank Samuel Cooke, gave his permanent address as Lake City, Kansas; he stated that he was born 15 Nov 1880 and was 37 years old at the time. His occupation was draying and he was self-employed. His nearest relative was Gertrude Agnes Cooke of Lake City, Kansas. He was of "short" height and medium build. He had blue eyes and light brown hair.
Cooke, Guy S.
Cooke, Keith L. -- "My paternal grandfather, William Harry Cooke, came from England to Missouri where he married my grandmother, Helen Burton. They came to Lake City in 1886. My father, Frank Samuel, three sisters, and two half-brothers were raised on a farm ten miles south. My maternal grandfather John (Durfee), two brothers, and sister were born in Iowa, moved to California in 1851. He married my grandmother, Elizabeth Lester, At Syracuse, Kansas, in 1881. They came to Lake City in 1895. My mother, Gertrude, two brothers, and two sisters, and a half-brother live east a half mile. My father and mother were married in 1904. There were eight of us children born, approximately two years apart, Lillian, Guy, Alice, Pattie, Fred, myself (Keith), Phil and Rex. I married Virginia McAlvain in 1947 in Utah. She is from Oklahoma. We have one son and four daughters, each born in a different state; however our son ws born at Hardtner, which gives another generation to Barber County." -- Excerpted from the autobiography of Keith L. Cooke, Chosen Land, p. 141.
Cooke, Laura Sitler
Cooke, Lillian I. -- Lillian Idella Hartman, born in 1860 at Independence, Missouri, was the first wife of William Harry Cooke. She died in March of 1899. -- By Lillian (Cooke) Lake, Chosen Land.
Cooke, William Harry - "William Harry Cooke was born February 21, 1851, at Plymouth, England. At a very early age he joined the British Navy. He came to the United States at the age of twenty-six. He married Lillian Idella Hartman, born in 1860 at Independence, Missouri. Kittie (Lockert) and Frank Samuel were born in Missouri. They came to Barber County in 1886. They lived on the Carter place east of Lake City. R.L. Carter, also of Independence, Missouri, had bought this place from Wm. Carl in 1884. The two east rooms of this house were made of native logs with a stone fireplace. The addition was probably lumber cut on this place by A.F. Belmany. He had moved his saw mill to the Carl timber in 1880. Wm. Carl had held the first graded cattle from Missouri in the spring of 1873. Pattie, Winnie, and Maude (Jackie) were born east of Lake City. Several babies died at birth. Jackie died at about two years of age. Harry's early life in England had been very strict, highly disciplined at home, school, and in the Navy. He was a quiet, serious man, dry wit and not much for foolishness or waste. Lily was a friendly, jolly person and a very good cook. Lots of parties and good food were enjoyed with them. She died in March, 1899. Harry then married Helen Howe Burton in 1901. She was a teacher. Also, with her sister she had run a millinery store in Medicine Lodge. She was a widow with one son, Earnest Burton. They had two sons, Ralph and Jasper. Grandma Cooke moved to Medicine Lodge to send the boys to school. Later she moved to Lynn Haven, Florida, where she is buried. Grandpa Cooke read a great deal. He would awaken around two or three o'clock, light a little coal-oil lamp, and read till day light. He worked hard and farmed till just before his death January 2, 1926." -- By Lillian (Cooke) Lake, Chosen Land.
The Lake City Bee reported on September 21, 1888, that an infant child of W.H. Cook and wife had died at the age of four weeks. The same newspaper, on 24 August 1888, reported the birth on 21 August 1888 of this female child and noted that her parents lived three miles east of Lake City.
Cooke-Overton, Gertrude -- "I came to Barber County with my parents, John and Elizabeth Durfee, March 1895. I, Gertrude Agnes, was the oldest Durfee child born at Syracuse, Kansas (December 14, 1881). My brothers were Henry and Fred; my sisters were Edna and Mildred; Murray was my half-brother. Frank Cooke and I were married at Lake City, 1904. We raised eight children to adulthood: Lillian, Guy, Alice, Pattie, Fred, Keith, Phil, and Rex. Frank died in 1947, and I went back to Syracuse. Eugene Overton, an early settler, old friend and classmate, and I were married in June 1950, at Raton, New Mexico. Gene and I had some nice trips out west. He died in 1955, and I remained in Syracuse until 1972. I moved back to Barber County to be closer to some of my family. I am 97 years old. I can see from my window the beautiful Gyp Hills, red soil, and timbered Medicine River Valley. I truly thank God for the most of my life being spent in Barber County, 'The Chosen Land.' -- Excerpted from her autobiography, Chosen Land, p. 353.
Cornish, Alzina Alzina Knowles, fourth child of John S. and Susan Knowles, was born near Xenia, Bourbon county, Kansas, October 30, 1867. In 1879, she moved with her parents to Alamosa, Colo., and in 1884 the Knowles family came to Sun City where Mr. Knowles filed claim to the land that has borne the Knowles name since that time. About 1888 the family went to Durango, Colo, where on November 14, 1889, Alzina Knowles was united in marriage to Ed C. Harrington. Later the pioneer spirit urged them to move to a ranch near Clayton, N. Mex. There three sons, Georgie, Jay and Frank, were born to them, of whom only one, Frank, of Sun City, survived her. After Mr. Harrington's death in 1906, she moved to Barber county, and in 1915 she was united in marriage to George J. Cornish, who preceded her in death. She continued to make Sun City her home until October 20, 1951, when she departed this life, aged 83 years, 11 months and 20 days. -- from her obituary in the Barber County Index, date unknown.
Cornish, Anice D. -- Anice Harrington Cornish was born in Chenango county, New York in 1851 [7 May 1851 per tombstone], and died at her home near Sun City, Kansas, on Tuesday, August 5, 1913. She was married in the fall of 1872 to Geo. J. Cornish. In the following spring they moved to the vicinity of Colorado Springs and have lived in the west ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Cornish first came to Barber county in 1882, living for several years near where Kling now is. They later moved to Colorado for a while, returning to Barber county six years ago [ca 1907], since which time they have lived near Sun City. On August 5th, she passed quietly into the Beyond. Her funeral service was held in the Sun City Baptist church on Wednesday, and interment was made in Lake City Cemetery. -- excerpted from her obituary in the The Barber County Index, August 13, 1905.
Cornish, George J. - George J. Cornish was born in 1850 and died in 1935. Husband of Alzina Cornish.
Courtney, Mary Catherine
Daugherty, M. Jane - Born: March 2, 1845. Died: November 23, 1912. Source: The Chosen Land: Barber County, Kansas, pages 28-29.
David, Thomas Gary
David (s?), Rachel M.
Davis, Elsie Edna- "Elsie E. Wesley, daughter of Geo. and Eliza Welsey, was born at Toolsborro, Iowa, August 8th, 1880. She passed from this life March 19th, 1936, at Halstead, Kansas, at the age of 55 years, 7 months and 19 days. While she was young her parents passed away and in 1898 she came to Kansas and made her home with her half sister, Mrs. Fager. She was united in marriage to Murray A. Davis on May 1, 1899, and their home has been in Lake City or vicinity ever since. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Davis: Helen G., Lester, Oliver Wesley, Leroy, Cecil Lee, and Shirley May. Helen G. passed away at Alma, Kansas, at the age of 30 years. The rest mourn the loss of this good mother. She leaves beside these children, six brothers, Charley, Albert, Chester, Oliver, George Ray, and Paul, and also nine grand children." - Undated newspaper clipping.
Davis, Harvey H.
Davis, Mrs. H.H.
Davis, Murray Austin -- Murray Austin Davis was the son of Elizabeth Matilda Lester & E.K. Davis. His mother, Elizabeth, married a 2nd time to John Durfee. According to his WWI Draft registration card, Murray Austin Davis gave his birth date as 8 June 1887, his age as 41, his occupation as a self-employed merchant, his nearest relative as Elsie Edna Davis of Lake City, and his permanent residence as Lake City, Kansas, when he signed the card on 12 Sept 1918. His build was slender, he was of medium height and had blue eyes and dark brown hair. His race was white and he was native born.
Draper, Norman Lewis - son of Lewis Andrew Draper and Ada (Laury) Draper. A history of the Draper family is on page 160 of Chosen Land.
Drury, Luther C. - Luther C. Drury died July 15, 1901, at 53 years, 1 month and 15 days of age, leaving his wife, Nettie, and three small children. His death was due to injuries received by being thrown under a horse. He was a son in law of Newell G. Rowley. Obituary: The Barber County Index, 17 July 1901.
Dunn, J. Willis
Dunn, Sarah Thelma
Durfee, Elizabeth -- Elizabeth M. Lester married John Durfee on January 26, 1881, at Granada, Colorado. To this union were born five children. She died May 12, 1938. -- Obituary of John Durfee, The Barber County Index, December 25, 1941.
Durfee, John -- "John Durfee was born February 13, 1850 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. He departed this life December 17, 1941 at Lake City, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 4 days. In 1861 he, with his family, moved to California, where he resided until 1871 coming then to Syracuse, Kansas, where he lived until 1895 when he came to Lake City, Kansas. On January 26, 1881, Mr. Durfee was married to Elizabeth M. Lester at Granada, Colorado. He leaves to mourn his passing his children, Gertrude Cooke of Lake City , Kansas; Henry, Hotchkiss, Colo.; Fred, Crawford, Colo.; Edna Ritchie, Syracuse, Kansas; Mildred Marquand, Hotchkiss, Colo.; one stepson Murray Davis, Lake City; one sister, Mrs. I. B. Braden, Pasadena, Calif., his grandchildren and a host of friends." -- (excerpt) Obituary, The Barber County Index, December 25, 1941.
"John Durfee born in Iowa February 13, 1850. Died Dec. 17, 1941. Went to California. Came to Colorado and Western Kansas. Married. Emigrated to Oklahoma 189__ where he ran stage from Guthrie to _____________ after which he came to Barber County living on the Patterson place of the Riley Lake Ranch in 1895 (March). In Colorado was foreman for ___________ one of the larger cattle outfits of the early days of free range." -- Journal of Russell Lake
Eables, Inez Lake
Elsea, James P.
Ewing, Mr. (2nd grave in cemetery) Oct. 1877
Fager, Clarence V. According to his WWI Draft Registration card (date of signing not noted), Clarence Victor Fager was born 16 Aug 1891 at Lake City, Kansas, was 26 years old, a native born citizen, a self-employed farmer, was married, had a wife and child, had no prior military service, was of medium height, had grey eyes and dark hair. He had no disabilities.
Fager, Maude M.
Fager, Samuel - "The Fagers lived south of Lake City." - Chosen Land, p. 443.
Farr, Arthur According to his WWI Draft Registration card signed 5 June 191_, Arthur Winston Farr was born 22 Nov 1889 at Marshfield, Missouri, and was 28 years old. He was a native born citizen, a self-employed butcher in Lake City, Kansas, his place of residence, had a wife and a 3 year old son, was married, was caucasion, had no military experience, claim exemption from the draft for "wife and child support", was of medium height and build, had blue eyes, light hair and was not bald. He had no disabilities.
Farr, Pattie Cooke
Feltner, Archable - "Archibald Feltner was born in Virginia, July 28, 1825; died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, April 16, 1914, aged 85 years, 8 months and 18 days. He was married to Miss Mary A. Winters on June 23, 1851. It is remarkable that on the 23rd day of next June this aged couple would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. To this union have been born eleven children. Four died during infancy, three died later in life and four are still living. They are Mrs. Mary Brown and Archibald Feltner of Greenup, Illinois, Mrs. Mattie Kinchloe of Stone City, Colorado and Mrs. Julia Mathews of Medicine Lodge, Kansas. They also have twenty grandchildren and twenty eight great grandchildren." -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, April 22, 1914. (His gravestone gives his birth year as 1825. One of his children was Frank Feltner.)
"During the late 1880s Mr. and Mrs. Arch Feltner operated a small hotel in the middle of Block 14 on north side of block directly across the street from "Aunt Mary's" This building was moved to Strip after 1893. Was on the Yellowstone River a little east of Aetna and south about 6 miles." -- Journal of Russell Lake
Feltner, Mary A. -- "Mary A. Winters was born near Charleston, in Coles county, Illinois, January 28, 1832; died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, January 28, 1915, aged 83 years. She was married to Archibald Feltner on June 23, 1851, and had her husband been spared two months longer they would have celebrated their sixty-third anniversary of wedded life." -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, February 3, 1915.
Foster, Miss -- died Oct. 1873. "Alex Foster was of the original party of 11 who came to Barbour in spring of 1873. He was not married however his sister "Liz" was in the party. She, afterward, took poison and was the first interrment in the Lake City Cemetery, being buried just north of the Reuben Lake lot (with a cement block as a marker put there in late years). Alex Foster was killed by Indians near Dodge City and buried there? (sic) Later information that he was killed in Phillips county by Indian raiders on way to Dakotas from Okla. reservation. (Russell notes this information was given to him by Irene Gordon.)" -- Journal of Russell Lake
Freemyer, James David
Fritz, Child of George and Eliza (transfered to Medicine Lodge cemetery in 1920).
Gallagher, Julia (Mathews)
Gallagher, Patrick - Born in Ireland, he was the founder of the town of Gallagher, Comanche County, Kansas, which is where he died. His wife was a daughter of Archable & Mary Feltner. Charlie Matthews was at Pat's house when he accidentally drank the poison which caused his death a few days later. According to an obituary for him published in The Kansas Prairie Dog on 18 March 1886, Pat Gallagher died at 30 years of age after suffering from "tonsilitis, swollen throat and glands" for nine days. He died about three hours after a tracheotomy was performed on him by either Dr. Hutcheson of Lake City or Dr. Darling of Nescatunga, both of whom were attending him. He left four children. His funeral was on March 19, 2006, under the direction of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Lake City.
Gilmore, Martha A.
Goff, Garnett G.
Goff-Parker, Morna Hildebrand
Good, Thelma J.
Goodell, James - The Kansas Prairie Dog reported on July 7, 1887, that he died on Friday morning, July 1, 1887, at 59 years of age and had been buried on July 2nd in the Lake City cemetery. He had been a resident of Pratt County, Kansas.
Gordon, Franklin -- "Frank L. Gordon - excerpts from newspaper article in Medford Patriot - Oklahoma July 31, 1924. Mr. Gordon comes of good stock and the name itself is one to conjure by. He is the second son of Judge W.F. Gordon who, for a period of 35 years, has held the position of president of the Liberty (Missouri) Savings Association and is one of the most highly honored and respected citizens of the state today. Young Gordon was educated in the common schools of Missouri and the Wm. Jewell College. Later, with the intention of assuming a position in his father's bank, he completed a course of study in Spaulding's Commercial College. But there is a "time and time in the affairs of men" that changes the whole course of their lives. ... when in the early eighties ... came to Kansas...he decided to settle in Barber county and go into the cattle business. To that end he secured the ranch property he now owns and occupies one mile northeast of Lake City and stocked it with 350 head of the best Missouri native cows. At the present time, he has 3,300 acres of deeded land in the locality where he originally settled near Lake City on which he maintains two camps. In addition he has purchased 2,320 acres of the best watered of the old Comanche Pool grazing lands and is still buying in the vicinity of Coldwater and Evansville; he also holds control of 31,000 acre of leased lands in the same location known as the Hartwell pasture." -- Journal of Russell Lake
Gordon, Irena Lake -- "Irena B. (Lake) Gordon, 87, died Wednesday at the Medicine Lodge Memorial hospital after an illness of about two months. She was believed to be the oldest in Barber county, having lived in the county since 1873. She came to Barber county before the county was officially organized, with her parents, Reuben Lake and Mary Lake, who founded Lake City in May of 1873. She experienced the Indian scares of 1873 and 1874. She pre-empted and proved up a claim near Medford, Okla., and made the Cherokee strip run in 1803. She was married to Franklin L. Gordon in 1905 at Lake City where they were ranchers, until 1913 when they moved to the claim near Medford and farmed there until 1954. She returned to Lake City when Frank died in 1935 and she has lived there since then. They had no children." -- excerpted from her obituary, The Barber County Index, May 15, 1958.
Graham, Daniel Claud -- Born September 28, 1958 in Lajunta, Colorado the son of Gale and Loretta (Anders) Graham. Died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Via Christi St. Francis Campus in Wichita, Kansas. A resident of Lake City, Kansas moving from Pratt, he was a retired construction worker. -- Obituary, Gyp Hill Premiere, Jan. 21, 2008.
Green, Norman F.
Hardin, James T.
Hargis, Andrew J. -- "The biggest little man engaged in the stock business in Barber county is A.J. Hargis, who owns a ranch of 7,000 acres two and a half miles west of Lake City... he has at his Lake township ranch feeding on roughness about 1500 head of cattle with 300 head on full feed, roughness and corn, near Hazelton." -- "Barber County Profiles", Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 2, 1900.
Hargis, Cecil E.
Hargis, Dorothy V.
Hargis, James R. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, James R. Hargis was 20 years old, was born 10 March 1898, resided in Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a self-employed farmer, his nearest relative was Mildred Francis Hargis, he was tall and of slender build. His hair and eyes were brown. He had no disabilities.
Hargis, Joseph N.
Hargis, Lida J. McMillen
Hargis, Russel K.
Harmon, James N.
Harrington, Jay Clareon
Harris, Ruth E.
Hart, Richard H.
Hart, Susan A.
Hart, William H. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, William Henry Hart was 38 years old and was born 4 May 1880. He was white and native born, a resident of Sun City, Kansas, was a self-employed farmer, was of tall or medium height, slender build, had blue eyes and dark hair. His nearest relative was Richard H. Hart of Sun City, Kansas. He had no disabilities.
Hartley, Amanda Catherine
Hartley, Henry P.
Hartley, Mary Agnes Sisk
Hawkins, William Francis
Hawkins, Yantis According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, Yantis Sheppard Hawkins, was 33 years old, was born 21 Feb 1885, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a Thresherman employed by Clarence Martin of Lake City, Kansas, his nearest relative was Alpha Bell Hawkins of Lake City, he was of medium height and slender build, had grey eyes and brown hair. He had no disabilities.
Hayes, Celia -- Celia Hayes, wife of Sterling Hayes, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Hendrickson, at Lake City, Friday afternoon, December 27, 1901. She was 84 years of age and her death was due principally to old age. Her husband resides with his son, W. H. Hayes, in Woodward county, Ok., and is her senior six years. -- Excerpted from her obituary, The Barber County Index, January 1, 1902.
Heflin, Lu (Burton) -- "After only a few hours illness, Mrs. Albert Heflin died at her home near Lake City on Saturday morning, March 30. Lu Burton Heflin was born in Ohio county, Kentucky, on March 28, 1869, was married at Coldwater, Kansas, to Albert Heflin on June 3, 1886... she was buried in the Lake City cemetery." (Excerpt from her obituary in The Western Star, 12 April 1907.)
Hendrickson, Mary O.
Hilderbrandt, Charles W.
Hilderbrandt, Harriet R.
Holloway, Devereau Richard
Howard, Elvis B.
Howard, Katie L.
Howard, Wm. B.
Hunt, Clara B.
Hunt, John W.
Infant (last name not listed)
Jamison, William H.
Jamison, Wilson D.
Kimball, Laura K.
Kinsey, Walter A.
Kinsey, Esther M.
Knowles, John S. -- John S. Knowles was born in the town of Fayette, Maine, July 27, . Died at his home in Turkey Creek township, Barber county, Sept. 8, 1908. In 1841 his father's family moved to [Winnebago County] Illinois. In [1857, in Clarence, Green Co., WI] he was married to Miss Susan A. Smith and moved to Kansas. Five children, three sons and two daughters, were born from this union. Mrs. Knowles died Oct. 28, 1905. -- Excerpt from his obituary, The Barber County Index, September 16, 1908.
Knowles, Susan A. -- Susan A. Smith, wife of John S. Knowles. "Have just learned of the death of Mrs. Susan Knowles of Sun City which occurred at a late hour [Oct 28, 1905]. The deceased was 68 years of age. She was apparently very strong and only a week ago she was unusually lively. Mrs. Knowles leaves a husband, one son and two daughters [Frank S., Finette McNicholas, and Alzina Harrington] to mourn her absence, as well as scores of dear friends. -- Excerpt from her obituary, The Barber County Index, November 1, 1905.
Lacy, Sarah A.
Lake, Elizabeth Ann
Lake, H. Fred
Lake, Infant Son of Nevada & Riley
Lake, John W.
Lake, Lillian Cooke -- Lillian Cooke married Dan Lake, the son of Riley Lake. She was the daughter of Frank Cooke and Gertrude Agnes Durfee. Her maternal grandparents were John and Elizabeth M. (Lester) Durfee.
Lake, Mary H. -- Mary H. Lake, daughter of William Beal, was born in Cape Grando county, Missouri, February 4, 1845, died at Lake City, Kansas, August 3 1924, aged 79 years, five months, and 29 days. She was married to Reuben Lake at Quincy, Ill., July 4, 1861. Six children were born to this union, four of whom died in infancy. The oldest child, Riley Lake, of Lake City, and Mrs. F. L. Gordon, of Medford, one sister. They are James Beal of Keokuk Falls, Okla., Robert Beal of Waynoka, Okla,, and Mrs. Rhoda Pettijohn, of Portland, Oregon. She also leaves three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She came with her family to Neosho county, Kansas in the spring of 1865. From there to Barber county in 1873, where her husband promoted a part of the town of Lake City, where she has since lived. -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, August 14, 1926.
Lake, Nevada Pierce - Wife of Riley Lake, daughter of Daniel L. Pierce. According to an article in The Kansas Prairie Dog, she married Riley Lake on 2 January 1887 at the home of her parents, Capt. and Mrs. D.L. Pierce, near Sun City, Kansas.
Lake, Reuben -- "Reuben Lake was born near Toronto, Canada, December 6, 1939, died at Lake City, Kansas, November 2, 1917. In 1858 he came with his parents to the United States and settled in Adams county, Illinois. He was married to Mary H. Beal, July 4, 1861, at Ouincy, Illinois. To this union were born six children, but two of whom survive to maturity; Riley Lake, Barber county's popular county commissioner; and Mrs. Frank L. Gordon, of Medford, Oklahoma. The subject of this sketch joined the Federal Army in 1863, enlisting with the 78th Illinois. In 1865 he moved to Erie, Kansas, where he remained till 1873, when he moved to the place which has since borne his name. He was the first Sheriff of Barber county; and he served as county commissioner two terms. He has been engaged in the mercantile business at Lake City almost continuously since 1878." - Excerpted from his obituary, The Barber County Index, November 21, 1917.
"Lake City was established by Reuben Lake on April 6, 1873. Reuben and "party of 11" came from Osage Mission, now St. Paul, Kansas where he had operated a saw mill and a livery stable. He with his brothers, Frederick and Pelig and his sister Lydia and her husband Joe Cummings had originally emigrated to Neosho County in 1865, being the first settlers in Centerville Township, when Neosho County was organized in 1867. Reuben and his party settled on adjacent corners of Sections 10-11-14-15; Township 31 South; West of the 14th Principal Meridian. Reuben was in the N.E. Corner of 15; Byron P. Ayers on the SE of 10; James P. Massey corner of 11 and James Hale in 14." -- Journal of Russell Lake
Lake, Riley -- "Riley Lake was the son of Reuben Irrelius Lake. Riley Lake was born July 20, 1862 and died May 17, 1934." -- Journal of Russell Lake.
"Mr. Lake, who had been ill for many months died in Wichita, Thursday morning, May 17, at the age of 71 years. He came to Kansas with his father, Reuben Lake, in 1868, coming to Lake City, in 1872 where the father established a cattle ranch, founded the city and became the first sheriff of Barber County. Riley Lake grew to manhood on the ranch and was prominently identified with the cattle industry from young manhood. He held extensive herds along the Medicine River, and previously he and his father had large herds on the open range. In the early days of the county he engaged in the freighting and stage coach business, operating a line from Wellington to Medicine Lodge and up the Medicine River and on to Coldwater and Dodge City. He is survived by his widow, to whom he was married in 1895; two sons, Dan of Wichita and Russell of Lake City and a daughter, Mrs. Homer Eagles of Larchmont, New York; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. F. B. Gordon of Lake City." -- Excerpted from his obituary, The Barber County Index, May 24, 1934. (One of the stagecoach drivers for the Riley Lake Stages was Charles B. "Keno" Armstrong.)
Lake, Robert G.
Lake, Rose Belle
Landwehr, Florence M.
Lane, Thom F.
Larkin, Chester According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 5 June 1917, Chester Larkin was 27 years old and was born 14 Jan 1890. He was white and native born. His residence was Deerhead, Kansas. He was a self-employed farmer, married, and had a wife and child. He was of medium height and build. He had brown eyes and black hair.
Larkin, Daughter of E. & Winnie
Larkin, Edward Z. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, Edward Zembra Larkin was 34 years old and was born 24 March 188_, he was white and native born, a farmer, his nearest relative was Winnie Larkin, he resided at Lake City, Kansas, he was of medium height and build, had brown eyes and dark hair. He had no disabilities.
Larkin, George J. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, George Joseph Larkin was 45 years old and was born 22 June 1873. His residence was Deerhead, Kansas. He was a white, native born farmer. His nearest relative was his wife Mary Larkin. He was of medium height and build, had gray eyes, black hair and was slightly bald.
Larkin, John L. This MAY be the John Larkin who signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 5 June 1917, stating that he was 25 years old, was born 7 Dec 1891, resided at Deerhead, Kansas, was a white and native born self-employed farmer, was married, had no military experience, did not claim exemption from the draft, was of medium height and slender build, had brown eyes, dark hair, was not bald and had no disabilites.
Larkin, Mary E.
Larkin, Mary I.
Larkin, Winnie C.
Laub, daughter - Apparently there is no headstone for her. The Kansas Prairie Dog noted on 27 August 1885 that the nine year old daughter of Hicks Laub was bitten on the top of a foot last Saturday evening by a rattlesnake and died 56 hours later, after which she was "laid to rest" in the cemetery west of town on Tuesday.
Lester, H.N. "Judge" -- "Henry Nathaniel Lester, called Judge H.N. Lester, born Syracuse NY Oct 1, 1938. First married Francis Gertrude Austin, died 1887 in Syracuse Kansas. They had 5 children. One of the children was Elizabeth Matilda Lester, who married E.K. Davis and her 2nd marriage was to John Durfee. Elizabeth Matilda Lester Davis Durfee was the mother of Murry Austin Davis, b. June 8, 1877 Syracuse KS, died Sept 2, 1954 Lake City, Kansas. The children of her 2nd marriage were: Gertrude Agnes, Henry, Fred B, Edna and Mildred. Gertrude Agnes married Frank Cooke." -- Journal of Russell Lake
Lockert, George H.
Long, Syrenia E.
Marsh, Benjamin W.
Marsh, Charles A.
Marsh, Ida Laura - Ida Laura Gregory was the first wife of Guy W. Garten and the mother of Dale Guy Garten.
Marsh, James T. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, James Thomas Marsh was 40 years old, was born 31 Oct 1877, resided at Deerhead, Kansas, was white and native born, was a stockman and farmer, his nearest relative was Lida (Girlie ? ) Marsh of Deerhead, Kansas, he was of medium height and build, had gray eyes, black hair and no disabilities.
Marsh, Lida G.
Marsh, Loyd I.
Marsh, Melissa A.
Marsh, Vivian Eugenie
Martha (last name not listed)
Martin, Charles Mitchell - 17 Jul 1903 - 28 Jan 1909
Martin, Earl According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 5 June 1917, Earl Luther Martin was 23 years old, was born 24 July 1893 in Barber County, Kansas, was white, a farmer, was married, claimed exemption from the draft because he had a wife, was tall and of a stout build, had blue eyes and light hair.
Martin, Edgar Henry - According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 5 June 1918, Edgar Henry Martin was 21 years old, was born 7 May 1897 at Galena, Oklahoma, resided at Forest, Kansas, was employed by Nute Martin of Forest, Kansas, his nearest relative was Lizzie Martin, he had blue eyes, brown hair and no disabilities. (He was a son of Newt and Sarah Martin and a grandson of Henderson Garten)
Martin, Eliza J.
Martin, James A. (son of Newt Martin)
Martin, Jane - Apparently there is no headstone for her. The Kansas Prairie Dog reported on April 15, 1886, that Mrs. Jane Martin, wife of Henderson Martin, died of malaria fever at their residence east of Lake City the previous Saturday and had been buried the following Sunday in the cemetery near Lake City. She left a husband and seven children to mourn her passing.
Martin, Katelyn Ann (teddy bear stone)
Martin, Mrs. N.M
Martin, Newt - Newton Kenyon Martin, 17 Dec. 1867 - 9 Apr 1938. Newt Martin was the son of Henderson Martin and Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Garten. He was an uncle of Lewis Maple Hastings.
Martin, Ruth A.
Massey, Artha L. -- Artha Lee Van Horn, third daughter of Mary Ellen (Van Horn) and Austin Ralph Van Horn, was born February 3, 1864, in the beautiful valley of Lost Creek in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Harrison County, West Virginia. There were two older sisters - Dora Columbia (Mrs. Thomas T. Hatfield) and Ella Bird (Mrs. George W. Lott); one younger sister, Flora Gay (Mrs. Val Crane); and the youngest in the family, a brother, Lewis Wardner Van Horn. In 1875 the Van Horn family migrated to Jackson Center, Ohio, and three years later went on to Kansas to make their permanent home. On April 24, 1889, when Artha Lee was 25, she married Joseph Pierce Massey and came to live on the ranch land that has borne the Massey name since that time. To them were born five children of whom their parents were always justly proud; Ralph Nathan, who preceded his mother in death on January 18, 1944; Joseph Raymond, Lillian Ruth, Ruby Ellen and Robert E. Lee. Tragedy struck their happy home on December 23, 1908, when J. P. Massey was accidentally killed when run over by a train. In 1923 Artha Lee Massey married John Surber, who passed away in 1940. Surviving Mrs. Surber are four children; Ray Massey, Sun City; Mrs. Ruth McLain, Sun City; Mrs. T. J. Murphy, Sun City; Robert E. Massey, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Dora Hatfield, San Antonio, Tex.; 14 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. -- Excerpted from her obituary, The Barber County Index, October 14, 1948.
Massey, Joseph P. -- Joseph Pierce Massey was born in Pike county, Missouri, December 19, 1823, and died December 25, 1908, aged 56 years and 4 days. Mr. Massey remained on his father's farm until about 16 years of age when he started out to do for himself. He spent some time in Minnesota and Louisiana and then went to Texas and followed ranch life several years. From Texas he went to Rush county, Kansas, and settled on a timber claim in 1879 and was in a prosperous condition when a prairie fire burned him out. From there he went to Pawnee county and was employed by the A. T. & S. F. Ry. Co., in the bridge construction department. Here he became acquainted with Miss Artha L. Vanhorn, his future wife. In 1883 he came to Barber county and was foreman on the Garvaric ranch for about a year. He then went to work for C. H. Douglas of Sun City, in which position he remained about four years. While in this capacity he acted as a peace officer and was familiar with most affairs of Sun City and surrounding country. In February, 1889, he resigned his position as foreman and went to Pawnee county and was married to Miss Vanhorn early April of the same year. They immediately came to Barber county to make their home and settled on the Samuel Holloway ranch which he later purchased and where he lived until the time of his death. -- The Barber County Index, January 6, 1909.
Massey, Robert E. -- Son of Joseph Pierce Massey and Artha L. Vanhorn.
Massey, Infant - son of R.N. and A.B.
Matthews, Charlie -- Quite a sad accident occured here last Thursday at 2 o’clock p.m. at the residence of A. Feltner’s. Charlie Matthews, a little two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Matthews, of near Aetna, in some way got a small bottle of carbolic acid off of a stand table, which had been placed there by some one while cleaning the house, and drank part of it and in less than ten minutes after drinking it he was perfectly paralyzed. Drs. Hutcheson and Hovious were sent for but they could not do the little fellow any good. He lived until 4 o’clock p.m. Friday and was buried at the Lake City cemetery Saturday evening. -- The Kansas Prairie Dog, Lake City, Kansas, September 9, 1886.
Mathews, Jonathon D.
Matthews, Sarah Angeline -- Died: Sarah Angeline Mathews was born in Cumberland county, Illinois, April 19, 1864, and died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, May 9, 1899, aged 35 years and 20 days. Her maiden name was Feltner. She came with her parents to Barber county and settled at Lake City in 1877, and in 1883 was married to Richard Mathews. Four children were born to the union, all of whom are yet small, and three of a deceased sister's children are left without what to them was a mother's care. -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, May 17, 1899.
Maxon, Ulysses -- Last Monday afternoon about 2 o'clock on North Elm Creek, 18 miles from this place, a bolt of lightning struck and killed a young man named Ulysses G. Maxon, 19 years old, at the same instant striking and stunning Mr. R. L. Carter and killing instantly the horses the two were riding. Mr. Carter and young Maxon, who had been working with him some time, were out four miles north of his ranch gathering up a lot of cattle which had been sold to W. W. Cook, of this city. A storm was suddenly on them and instantly both were stricken down. The bolt struck Maxon in the back part of the head, making a large hole, passed through his body, through his saddle and into the horse. The horse and rider fell in opposite directions, Maxon with his arm up raised, as if he might have had it in that position before the stroke... Ulysses Maxon was a son of Jacob Maxon, who formerly lived on Elm Creek, but who now resides in Washington Territory. -- Excerpted from "The Work of Lightning", The Barber County Index, October 6, 1882.
McCambley, Benjamin W.
McCambley, Flora B.
McCambley, John -- The remains of Jack McCambley were brought to Lake City by way of this city this morning for burial by the side of his son who died in a military camp in Washington early in the present year. Mr. McCambley died of heart trouble. He was afflicted with heart disease for over a year. At the time of his son's death he became very ill with heart failure and for several days was in a critical condition. Mr. and Mrs. McCambley lived at Lake City a number of years ago. From that place they moved to Attica, and a short time ago went to La Harpe, Kansas. At the time of his death Mr. McCambley was employed in Barber county. Mrs. McCambley brought the remains to Medicine Lodge yesterday and Undertaker Forsyth took charge of the funeral arrangements. He took the body to Lake City for interment this morning. -- The Barber County Index, December 4, 1918.
McCarty, Ethel - There is apparently no gravestone for her. The Kansas Prairie Dog, published in Lake City, noted on January 7, 1886, that Ethel, the 11 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McCarty, died at their home near Deerhead after a lingering illness and that she was buried in "the cemetery west of town".
McCarty, Jessie Alice
McCarty, John Albert
McClain, Susannah - "I believe Susanna McClain was mother in law of Daniel Pierce. She was born February 22, 1804 and died November 14, 1895?. She was the wife of T.D. McClain." Note by Kim Fowles.
McElyea, Tonka Jo - "Tonka Mills McElyea, 72, died Aug. 28, 1997, at Medical Lodge, Goddard. She was born May 21, 1925, five miles southeast of Lake City, the daughter of Tempel H. and Mima L. (Draper) Mills. She graduated from Lake City High School in 1943 as valedictorian of her class. After graduation she attended Wichita State University. She was a sales supervisor of National Gypsum Company in Medicine Lodge and transferred to Phoenix in 1969 where they lived until ill health brought them back to Kansas to be closer to family in May of this year. On June 24, 1944, she married Wallace McElyea, a cadet in the Army Air Corps, at Victorville Air Force Base, Victorville, Calif. He survives. Other survivors include: a son and wife, Tim and Lee McElyea, Phoenix; a daughter and husband, Robin and Kendall Warren, Wichita; a brother and wife, Huston and Lois Mills, Lake City; six grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and a host of relatives and friends." -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, September 17, 1997.
McFall, Melvin A.
McGarvin, James C. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, James C. McGarvin was 39 years old, was born 9 July 1879, resided at Deerhead, Kansas, was white and native born, was a self-employed farmer, his nearest relative was Beula McGarvin of Deerhead, Kansas, he was tall with a medium build, had light blue eyes and brown hair.
McGarvin, Lillian Fay
Mildred (no last name is given)
Mills, Elizabeth Mills
Mills, Govan - Son of William Cloud Mills (a Captain in the Confederate Army in the Civil War) and Hannah Louise Ogan. Govan married Margaret Hittle. He was a brother of Orville Tonk Mills. -- Chosen Land, p. 331.
Mills, Huston ("Husty")
Mills, Infant Sons of Govan & Maggie
Mills, Jamina D.
Mills, Margaret - Margaret Hittle was the wife of Govan Mills. On Oct. 6, 1907, their son Govan (Babe) Mills, Jr. was born in the ranch house built in 1900 near Lake City. - Chosen Land, p. 329.
Mills, Michael - Son of R. Q. Mills and Velma (McGarvin) Mills; married Gwen Crookham January 5, 2002 at Colorado Springs, Colorado; died January 10, 2007, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, Wichita, at 61 years of age.
Mills, Roger This is probably Roger Q. Mills, who signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 12 Sept 1918, and stated he was 18 years old, was born 7 Sept 1900, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a farmer employed by Govan Mills, at Lake City, Kansas, that his nearest relative was Govan Mills, that he was of medium height and slender build, and that he had blue eyes, light hair and no disabilities.
Mills, Temple H.
Moffett, Hattie E.
Moffet, Walter A.
Nittler, Bert F. -- "Bert F. Nittler, age 98, died July 11, 2008, at his home in Lake City. He was born February 15, 1910, in Hale Center, Texas. He moved to Lake City in 1948, after living in Zenda." (Excerpt from obituary in The Pratt Tribune, 14 July 2008.)
Nurse, Ethel L. (wife of Walter)
Nurse, Frederick B. - Frederick Button Nurse, b. 31 Jan 1854 in England, d. 29 Aug 1938.
Nurse, Hannah V. - Hannah Viola Rogers Nurse, 29 Aug 1865 - 1 July 1945, sister of Malinda Lou (Rogers) Garten and Phoebe (Rogers) Gibson.
Nurse, Walter Ephriam - The Kansas Prairie Dog published on November 3, 1887, reported that Walter Nurse had died at 23 years of age on the previous Monday night, 31 October 1887, of typhoid fever near Mingona. He was buried the next day. He was a single man who left his mother, three brothers and one sister, along with many friends, to mourn his loss.
Nurse, Walter S. - Walter Scott Nurse, 7 Jan 1891 - 29 Nov 1951, son of Frederick Button Nurse & Hannah Viola (Rogers) Nurse. According to his WWI Draft Registration card signed 5 June 1917, Walter Scott Nurse was 26 years old, was born 7 June 1890 in Barber County, Kansas, resided at Forest, Kansas, present occupation was farming, had a wife and child, claimed exemption from the draft due to disability ("deformed back, total disability"), was short and slender and had brown eyes and black hair.
O’dell, Arthur According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, Arthur Odell was 38 years old, born 4 June 1880, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was a white native born self-employed farmer, his nearest relative was Gertie Alice Odell of Lake City, Kansas, he was of medium height and build, he had gray eyes, dark brown hair and no disabilities.
O’dell, James C. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, James Cumningham (sic) Odell was 39 years old, was born 22 March 1878, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a self-employed farmer at Lake City, Kansas, his nearest relative was Ilda Lucile Odell, he was of medium height and build, had gray eyes and brown hair and stated that he had a disabity: "lost use of left arm".
O’dell, Rober (ROBERT?)
Parker, Morna H.
Parr (2 infant's graves, no first names)
Parr, Anne E.
Parr, Jacob - September 9, 1840 - November 16, 1909, husband of Nancy Parr.
Parr, John F.
Parr, Nancy A. - March 1, 1842 - March 2, 1911, wife of Jacob Parr.
Parr, Preston H. -- "Press Parr, for more than fifty years a resident of this county, died at his farm home northwest of Medicine Lodge in the Mingona neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, January 31, 1937. Mr. Parr was born near St. Joseph, Missouri, April 17, 1802, and was a little more than 74 years of age at the time of his death. His wife, to whom he was united in marriage in August, 1885, preceded him in death only three months before, and since her death Mr. Parr's own health has been gradually failing. With him at the time of his death were his four children, Clum Parr, Cal Parr, Al Parr, and Mrs. E. E. McGuire, all of Medicine Lodge." -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, February 4, 1937.
Parr, Riley Calvin
Peckenpaugh, Ethel Marean
Phillips, Evert F.
Pierce, D.L. - Daniel L. Pierce was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, July 31, 1832. Soon after his birth the family moved to Hendricks county of the same state where (on Dec. 28, 1854) he was united in marriage to Sarah E. McLain. He died at one o'clock Friday night, October 12, 1906. Obituary: The Barber County Index, October 24, 1906. "In 1903 Daniel Pierce and wife Sarah and Jane Daughtery sold their farm, north of Sun City on Turkey Creek (owned by Chester Freeman in 1972) and moved to Lake City." -- Journal of Russell Lake
Pierce, S.E. - Sarah E. McLain, wife of Daniel L. Pierce, was born in 1836 and died in 1917.
Pierce, Nellie - Nellie Pierce, infant daughter of D.L. & S.E. Pierce, died August 17, 1877, aged 9 months.
Platt, Lorene Pearl
Redwine, Adeline E.
Redwine, Glenn - Autobiography: Chosen Land, p. 378.
Redwine, Lamira A. and child
Redwine, Luther - "Luther Boone Redwine, Sr., came to Kansas from Sandyhook, Kentucky, in the early 1900's. He worked around Barber County several years before going back to Kentucky to bring the rest of his family here. They were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William B. Redwine, four sisters and four brothers. They lived in Coats, Kansas, before settling in Lake City, where William did carpenter work; there he built the old hotel, which still stands. Luther Boone Redwine married Lenora R. Marquand of Medicine Lodge in 1912. Boone Redwine was also a carpenter and worked on many of the homes in Lake City. Later he ran a hardware and grocery store. When he went out of the grocery business, he was a mail carrier between Lake City and Aetna. He worked at that until his health began to fail. They had a family of two boys and five girls." Luther Redwine, Sr., died in 1951. - From autobiography of Glenn Redwine, Chosen Land, p. 378. According to his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, Luther Boone Redwine was 38 years old, was born 12 Oct 1879, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was employed as a U.S. Mail Carrier and was also self-employed with hardware and a garage, his closest relative was Lenora Redwine of Lake City, he was of medium height and build, he had blue eyes, dark brown hair and no disabilites.
Redwine, Luther B. Jr. - Died in 1973. - Chosen Land, p. 378.
Redwine, Mrs. L.B.
Redwine, William B. - Father of Luther Boone Redwine, Sr. - Chosen Land, p. 378.
Reece, George M.
Reece, Henry D.
Reece, Mary E.
Richardson, Betty Smith
Richardson, Bill This MAY be the William A. Richardson whose WWI Draft Registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, stated his address was Star Route, Deerhead, Kansas, was 32 years old, was born 4 April 1886, was white and native born, was a self-employed farmer, that his nearest relative was W.S. Richardson of Aetna, Kansas, that he was of medium height and a slender build, that he had light blue eyes, light brown hair and no disabilities.
Robbins, Murl or Merle
Robertson, Jack H. Jr.
Rogers, Anna E.
Rogers, Cornelius B. According to his WWI Draft registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, Cornelius Burgess Rogers was 42 years old, was born 18 Jan 1876, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a self-employed physician at Lake City, Kansas, his closest relative was Annie Edna Rogers of Lake City, that he was of medium height and build, had gray eyes, light hair and no disabilities.
Rogers, Florence M.
Rogers, Infant - son of D.B. & Anna
Rogers, Mrs. John (grave in lilac bush) - According to a death notice in the Kansas Prairie Dog on March 31, 1887, she died of heart disease at her home four miles east of Lake City the previous Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock. . She was buried in the afternoon at the Lake City cemetery the next day. She left her husband and two small children to mourn her loss.
Rowley, Linda -- Linda Ferry's first husband was Newell G. Rowley. "Isaac Sharp of Virgil, Kansas and Linda Rowley, of Deerhead, were united in marriage in the parlor of the City Hotel on Sunday, December 28, 1901. Probate Judge Lacy performed the ceremony. Mrs. Rowley is the widow of the late N. G. Rowley, ex-county commissioner who had extensive interests at Sun City. Mr. Sharp is one of the wealthiest men of Greenwood county and a widower. He is J. O. Warren's father-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp will reside at Virgil." -- The Barber County Index, January 1, 1902.
Rowley, Newell G. -- "Died: On Monday, January 9, 1899, at 7 o'clock, a.m., death removed N.G. Rowley from our midst. Mr. Rowley was one of Barber county's oldest and most highly respected citizens. His native state is New York and he was born in the city of Fabius fifty-six years ago. He came to Kansas in 1881 and settled on a farm in Sun City township and has been a constant and an active citizen among us since that time." -- Obituary, Barber County Index, January 11, 1899.
"Linda Ferry (1843-1923) and her husband, Newell Greeley Rowley (1838-1899) were the parents of the wives of two prominent Barber County residents: Olive Rowley (1873-1946) married George Ralph Walker (1857-1937) and Alice Rowley (1881-1918) married Homer Fred Hoagland (1880-1973). They were the parents of my husband Fred Homer Hoagland (1912- he will be 93 in September).Newell Greely Rowley was born in Fabius, New York, into a family that dated back to the Mayflower. His family said that he graduated from a university in New York State and was a state legislator from Ononagada County. In the 1860's he left New York to go to Oregon where he hauled freight with a team and wagon. His first wife, whom he married in Oregon, died and left a two year old son. Newell returned to Fabius with his son and shortly after married Linda. This background will give you an idea that Newell had seen some rather rough characters. Newell left Sun City for Lake City where he had a flour mill. Later he bought over 2,000 acres of land a few miles south of Sun City where he raised cattle. The Natural Bridge was on part of his land. It was while he lived on the ranch that he served one term as a Barber County commissioner. He and Linda are buried in the Lake City cemetery." -- by Elizabeth (Covington) Hoagland, Chosen Land.
Ruddick, Clara Agnes
Ruddick, Clarice E.
Ruddick, Hugh F.
Ruddick, Lenn E. -- Lynn E. Ruddick died February 18, 1999. -- -- Obituary for Loretta Faye Ruddick, The Gyp Hill Premiere, November 27, 2006.
Ruddick, Loretta Faye -- Loretta Faye Ruddick, 71, died Thursday, November 16, 2006 at Via Christi - St. Francis Campus, Wichita. She was born May 13, 1935 at Tryon, OK, the daughter of Ernest P. and Helen L. (Smith) Anders. A resident of Lake City for 24 years, formerly of Colorado, she was a mail carrier in rural Barber County. She was a member of Lake City Methodist Church, and the Women’s Christian Association, both in Lake City. On December 15, 1967, she married Lenn E. Ruddick at Las Vegas. He died February 18, 1999. She is survived by three sons: Daniel Graham, Pratt; David Graham and Thomas Graham, both of Cripple Creek, CO.; two daughters, Janet Thomison and Sandra Britton, both of Lake City; and a stepdaughter RoAnn Francis, Wichita; a brother Jack Anders, Tucson, AZ; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. -- Obituary, The Gyp Hill Premiere, November 27, 2006.
Ruddick, Mary L.
Sallee, John G. (or T.)
Sallee, Parmelia A.
Schoonover, Mr. and Mrs. George W. According to his WWI Draft registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, George Washington Schoonover was 34 years old, was born 1 Sept 1884, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a farmer, his nearest relative was Bertha Schoonover of Lake City, he was of medium height and slender build, he had brown eyes and hair and no disabilities.
Septer, Clyde J.
Septer, Franklin F.
Septer, Harvey E.
Shaw, Oren Claud - On September 1, 1887, the Kansas Prairie Dog reported that "Claudie", the son of Reverend and Mrs. O.B. Shaw, had died at the age of 1 year, 6 months and 27 days old. His parents had resided in Lake City for four months at the time. He had been ill for five days and nights of "dysentery, superinduced by teething". The article said that his funeral procession was the largest which had ever been seen in Lake City up to that date. There is apparently no headstone for him.
Sherrod, Issac Oscar - Piano teacher. (He is pictured at Easter dinner with the Frank W. Hoagland family on 19 May 19, 1908.)
Shigley, Grant -- "It is now fifteen years ago that G.G. Shigley found his way to Lake City, then a town of mighty expectations of future metropolitan grandeur and business prosperity. Reuben Lake was the enthusiastic promoter and it was in his store that young Shigley began his business career as a clerk. He was a lad of quick perception, honest, faithful, with an ambition to be a factor in business affairs and of course secured the confidence of his employer. When later Mr. Lake sold out, young Shigley stayed on, rendering his new employer the same conscientious service he had given Mr. Lake. At the end of seven years he had an opportunity to buy out the grocery department of the store and with a capital of $178 he started business for himself in a room 25x25. It was a small beginning, but his industry, tact and universal good nature won him customers and as his trade increased he enlarged his rooms, careful, however, not to go beyond his means in buying, beyond his capacity to pay out. Later he purchased the stock of a rival dealer, adding dry good and general merchandise to his business. He has been successful from the start and now occupies a brick built store room with a twenty-five foot front by one hundred feet deep, with two separate store rooms for heavy goods, where you can find any conceivable article of merchandise. In Kansas City this would not be such a tremendous affair but in a town of 189 inhabitants, it is different." -- Excerpt from "Barber County Profiles", Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 2, 1900.
Shultz, Infant of S. & D.
Shultz, Della -- "Mrs. Della Shultz, of Sun City, wife of Samuel Shultz and daughter of Green Adams, died on Thursday, March 21, 1902. She was 30 years of age, a woman of kindly disposition, loved and respected by her neighbors and friends. She died in confinement." -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, March 26, 1902.
Sims, daughter - The Kansas Prairie Dog reported on September 1, 1887, that the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. J.A. Sims had been buried at the Lake City cemetery the previous Monday afternoon and that she had died the previous Sunday morning. There is apparently no gravestone for her.
Sisk, Thomas According to his WWI Draft registration card, signed 12 Sept 1918, Tom P. Sisk was 41 years old, was born 17 March 1877, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a blacksmith at Lake City, his closest relative was Agnes Sisk of Lake City, he was of medium height and build, had brown eyes, light brown hair and no disabilities.
Sisk, Delma Dale -- "Delma Dale Sisk, youngest daughter of Tom and Agnes Sisk, was born April 17, 1927 in Lake City, and departed this life January 28, 1942 in the Ninnescah Hospital at Pratt, Kansas, at the age of 14 years, 9 months and 11 days. This happy go lucky youngster was known as "Tiggy" to her relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father in 1935. She leaves to mourn her going her mother and 9 sisters, other relatives and a multitude of friends." -- Excerpt from her obituary, The Barber County Index, February 5, 1942. (Delma Dale Sisk was a grandchild of James M. & Nellie I. Williams.)
Slaughter, Matilda E. - Born in Lawrence County, Missouri. She came to Barber County with her parents about 1879 and married F.W. Slaughter on 23 August 1886 in Barber County at 26 years of age at the home of her brother in law, Ed Buck. She died of consumption on 22 April 1888 in Lake City, leaving her husband and one child. Her funeral services were held at her home by Dr. Hutcheson. -- Obituary, The Lake City Bee, April 27, 1888.
Smith, Charles W. This MAY be the Charles William Smith who signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 5 June 1817, stating that he was a resident of Sun City, Kansas, that he was 27 years old, born 3 March 1890 at Bolivar, Missouri, was an agent for the railroad, had a wife and child, was white and native born, claimed no exemption from the draft, was of medium height and a slender build, had brown eyes, black hair and no disabilities.
Smith, Chas. W. This MAY be the Charles William Smith who signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 12 Sept 1918 stating that he was a resident of Forest, Kansas, was 39 years old, born 3 March 1879, was white and native born, was a self-employed farmer at Forest, Kansas, that his closest relative was Minnie A. Smith of Forest, Ks, that he was tall with a stout build and had blue eyes and light brown hair.
Smith, Fannie - Fannie Garten, 6 Jan 1875 - 30 Nov 1909, daughter of John Henry Garten. "So far as I know, I only have one picture of Fannie, and it's a photocopy. She's with John Henry and Malinda, Uncle Stan and Granddad (Spice H. "Bud" Garten). Can't recall who else is in the picture or if there are any others in it. She was a very pretty lady." - E-mail from Bonnie (Garten) Shaffer to Jerry Ferrin, 30 April 2007. -- DEATH RECORD - Fannie (Garten) Smith - Died, at her home on the Fullerton place near Belvidere, Kiowa county, on the morning of November 30 of typhoid malaria, Fannie Garten Smith, wife of Sam E. Smith and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Garten of Mingona township, in the 29th year of her age. Interment in Lake City Cemetery Thursday, December 1, where brief funeral services were conducted by Rev. Owens of Belvidere in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends." excerpt from an obituary published in a Medicine Lodge, Kansas, newspaper on Friday, December 9, 1904. She had five children, one of whom was Mae (Smith) Parsons, and was a member of the Sun City Baptist Church.
Smith, George G.
Smith, George - George Newton Smith signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 12 Sept 1918 stating that he was born 7 Nov 1876, was 41 years old, was a resident of Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was a self-employed farmer, his nearest relative was Nellie Smith of Lake City, that he was tall and of a slender build and had grey eyes, black hair and no disabilities.
Smith, Louis Albert
Smith, Mary Ann Bibb - Born 29 Nov 1842. Died 11 May 1902. -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, June 18, 1902. She was a daughter of James and Serena Hall Bibb and a sister of Jacob Newton Bibb. -- Chosen Land, p. 105.
Smith, Minnie A.
Smith, Nellie L. - Nellie Leona Garten, 1 Oct 1883 - 29 Oct 1920, was a daughter of James Crawford Garten and the wife of George Smith.
Smith, Ralph Kenneth
Smith, Roxie Mae
Smith, Samuel E. - 12 July 1871 - 6 Oct 1951
Smith, Samuel E. - 30 Aug 1837 - 9 Feb 1879 (son of Samuel Elbert Smith, 22 July 1871 - 6 Oct 1957) ???????????
Stewart, Georgia M.
Stewart, Mildred F.
Stone, William Eldon
Swinton, Charlie Charlie Swinton signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 12 Sept 1918 stating that he was a resident of Lake City, Kansas, was 19 years old, was born 21 Dec 1898, was a farmer employed by his mother, Eva Swinton of Lake City, was of medium height and slender build, had blue eyes and "sandy" hair and no disabilities.
Swinton, Eva D.
Tackett, Buddy - Son of William Tackett. Died on January 14, 1886, at 18 years of age of consumption after recently returning from Colorado where he had gone for his health, according to the Kansas Prairie Dog published 14 January 1886. He was buried the next day.
Tackett, Lydia - Lydia, the 11 year old daughter of William Tackett, died at her father's home in Lake City of consumption last Sunday morning. - Death notice, The Kansas Prairie Dog, April 22, 1886. On May 14, 1886, the same newspaper reported that William Tackett had married Mrs. Mandy Decker, widow of Arthur Decker, who had been accidentally killed in neighboring Pratt County a little over a year previously.
Thompson, Hargis James Hargis Thompson stated on his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 5 June 1917, that he was 29 years old, born 24 March 1888, was resident of Lake City and a self-employed farmer, was married with 2 children, had no military experience, claimed no exemption from the draft, was of medium height and build, had brown eyes and hair and no disabilities.
Thompson, Harry C. Harry Conley Thompson stated on his WWI Draft Registration card, signed 5 June 1917, that he was 29 years old, born 24 March 1888, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was an unemployed farmer, had no dependants, was single, white and native born, claimed no exemption from the draft, was short in height and of medium build, had brown eyes, auburn hair and no disabilities.
Thompson, Infant daughter of Hargis and Maude
Thompson, Nutie - "Newtie" Thompson died August 31st, 1885, near Lake City, at nine years old. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Thompson. - Death notice: Kansas Prairie Dog, September 3, 1885.
Thompson, Wm. O.
Trump, Dana D. Lake
Tull, Bessie Tackett
Vanderplas, Alice Cooke -- Alice (Cooke) Vanderplas was a daughter of Frank Cooke and Gertrude Agnes Durfee. Her maternal grandparents were John and Elizabeth M. (Lester) Durfee.
Vanderplas, Charles E.
Vanderplas, Mary M.
Wesley, E. Jeroline
Williams, Guy James -- "Guy James Williams, 65, died at the Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital March 19 at 9:40 p.m., five days after he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home. He lived in Medicine Lodge for the past 32 years, and lived other places in Barber County for many years before moving here. He was born at Coldwater. He worked at the local plant of the National Gypsum Company for the past 32 years, and before that operated a grocery store at Farry, Okla., was a rancher, and operated a mail route. Surviving him are: his wife, Zula; three sons, James of Iola, Thomas E. of Lonnita, Calif., Guy Jr., of Anaheim, Calif., one daughter, Mrs. Mary Agness McCormick of Lyons; three brothers, Dr. Thomas A. Williams of Hutchinson, Ora L. Williams of Carmen, Okla., Boyd D. Williams of Long Beach, Calif., one sister, Mrs. Agness Hartley of Wichita; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild." -- Excerpted from his obituary, The Barber County Index, March 27, 1958. (He was a son of James and Nellie (Bordner) Williams.) Guy James Williams signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 5 June 1917 stating that he was 25 years old, was born 23 March 1892 at Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, resided at Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, a self-employed farmer at Lake City, Kansas, had a wife and one baby, had no military experience, claimed no exemption from the draft, was of medium height and build, had gray eyes, brown hair and no disability.
Williams, James M. -- "James Marion Williams, son of Thomas and Mary Jane Williams, was born in Bedford, Ia., June 14, 1884, and departed this life at Pineville, Mo., May 7, 1950, at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 20 days. On February 14, 1886, he was united in marriage to Nellie Irena Bordner of Lewiston, Ill. To this union five children were born: Dr. Thomas A. Williams of Wichita, Kan., Guy J. of Medicine Lodge, Kan., Ora L. Of Carmen, Okla., Mrs. Agness Hartley of Lake City, Kan., and Boyd D. of Lynwood, Calif. He actively engaged in farming and ranching since coming to Barber and Comanche counties in 1887 from Oceola, Neb., where he and his wife resided the first year following their marriage. He leaves to mourn his passing, besides his five children, one sister, Mrs. Willa A. Willard of Gillette, Wyo., and one brother, John Williams of Harlem, Mont.; also 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; nephews, nieces, and cousins; a host of friends and acquaintances who will be saddened by his passing. Funeral services were held in the Lake City Church Wednesday, May 10, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Merlin Norman the officiating clergyman. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Shriver, Horace Watson and Russell Lake Jr., with Mrs. Tempel Mills at the piano. Interment was in the Lake City cemetery, the following grandsons, Oro L. Williams, Jr., James P. Williams, Joe Williams, Don Williams, Guy Williams, Jr., and Dillman Williams, acting as pallbearers carrying the remains of their grandfather to its last resting place. Burial was at the side of his beloved wife. " -- Excerpted from his obituary, The Barber County Index, May 18, 1950. (He was a Sheriff of Comanche County, Kansas.)
Williams, Leliah May
Williams, Nellie Irena - Nellie I. Bordner, daughter of Alfred and Harriet G. Bordner, was born July 26, 1867 at Lewiston, Fulton County, Ill., and passed away at her home in Lake City, Kansas on November 23, 1942. "On February 14, 1886 she was united in marriage to James M. Williams of Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa. To this union was born four sons and one daughter, all of whom survive her, and all of whom with exception of the youngest, "Boyd D." were present at the time of her passing, being Dr. Thomas Williams, Wichita; Guy J., Medicine Lodge; Mrs. Agnes Sisk, Lake City; Ora L., Carmen, Okla., and Boyd D., of Los Angeles, Calif." -- Obituary, The Barber County Index, December 3, 1942.
Williams, Zula May - Wife of Guy James Williams.
Wilson, James S.
Winters, L.S. (Marker on ground in large lilac bush)
Winters, William William Washington Winters signed his WWI Draft Registration card on 12 Sept 1918 stating that he was born 28 March 1918 (sic), was 18 years old, resided on Star Route, Lake City, Kansas, was white and native born, was employed as a farmer by Allice Vida Winters of Lake City, was tall and slender, had blue eyes, brown hair and no disabilities.
Young, Alice (cement vault)
Young, Ritta B.
Lake City Cemetery near Lake City, Barber County, Kansas. View looking east.
Note the Lake City grain elevator in the background at right.
Photo by Nathan Lee, 02 May 2007
Notes about Lake City Cemetery:
This web page is annotated with information from the Journal of Russell Lake, which is in the collection of Carol (Lake) Rogers.
"You can't see the Lake City cemetery very well from "town", but you can see a good view of the old schoolhouse. "Nittlerville" (a family farm with several buildings) is right on the west edge of the cemetery.
You may recall that I noted in some previous correspondence that Mom and I noticed a gap in the dates between the Hope, Old Sun City, and new Sun City (Sunnyside) cemeteries. The gap was about 20 years. We wondered where all the deceased went? Answer: to Lake City. It was the "catch-all" until Sunnyside was built. There were quite a lot of people in the Sun area from 1880 to 1900, but only a handful of graves in the Hope and Old cemeteries. I don't think the first one was buried in Sunnyside until around 1910. I have a pic of that stone somewhere on the site....a child and the first burial there."
-- E-mail from Nathan Lee to Jerry Ferrin, 02 May 2007.
"The cemetery did serve Sun City before Sunnyside Cemetery. Note that Artha Massey and her husband (Sun Citians) are buried in Lake City, as well as some of the Adams."
-- E-mail from Kim Fowles to Jerry Ferrin, 2 May 2007.
"I noticed that the Cornish family has about 3 burials at Lake City, even tho' they had the old Hope cemetery on their ranch (that later became the Harrington Place). I noticed there were no Hoaglands at Lake City Cemetery."
-- E-mail from Nathan Lee to Jerry Ferrin, 2 May 2007.
"I have tried to find information about Walter Moffet, but haven't had any luck. Walter and Hattie died in some kind of plague in the 90's, leaving an infant daughter who married into the Mike Platt/ John Platt family. This is why Mike Platt says he is related to you. This data is in the Chosen Land, under the Platt family write-up. I would assume Walter Moffett is some kind of cousin of the group that located in Harper; a marriage license might provide his birthplace. He is of the proper age to have migrated from western Illinois to Harper, with the grand trek.
Memorial day is coming up, and for a couple years now, I have taken the kiddos on a cemetary tour; in their younger years, it was a time-passer, but now that they have a little history under their belts, and some math, I have used it as a teaching tool for US history. Last year they were very interested in the flags that are placed on the graves of veterans. Even the Civil War veterans get flags, and there is at least one Civil War grave at Soldier Creek. There may be one at Lake City.
Re: Jerry's comment about cemetaries being on the hill; they were placed there so the graves did not get filled with water, or contaminate the water supply. There is a charming statue on one of the graves at Lake City; a better-than-average one, on the grave of a young girl; naturally, the statue is a young girl angel. I think I remember correctly."
-- E-mail to Nathan Lee from his mother, Judy Lee, forwarded by Nate to Jerry Ferrin, 2 May 2007.
"If I recall my Lake City cemetery history and newspaper , Hattie Ellen Feltner (sister in law to Patrick Gallagher) married Walter Moffett. The daughter was raised by one of her sisters - either Mrs. Matthews (whose son died from carbolic acid) or Mrs. Gallagher - I don’t recall which. I believe all are buried in the Lake City cemetery, as well as Archibald Feltner, Hattie Ellen’s father."
-- E-mail from Kim Fowles to Nathan Lee and Jerry Ferrin, 2 May 2007.
"My 3rd great grandparents (William Stoddard Hoagland & Cassandra Hoagland) left Sun City by the late 1890s. Then my 2nd gg died in the 30s so they are buried in Sunnyside. Homer Hoagland’s (my 2nd ggfather’s youngest brother) inlaws (Rowleys) are buried in Lake City in the fenced in plot."
-- E-mail from Kim Fowles to Nathan Lee and Jerry Ferrin, 2 May 2007.
"My great aunt & uncle, Steven Monore Carriker & Deloris Lee Hoagland Carriker, are buried in the Lake City cemetery. We called our uncle "Uncle Roe" and our aunt "Aunt Dorty" -- Steven Monroe Carriker's father was Sidney Carriker. Sidney was the son of Margaret _____ Carriker Carr. She divorced her first husband and then married S.Y. Carr. H.N "Judge" Lester was the father of Elizabeth Durfee. He was one of the original members from Syracuse NY who formed a colony and moved to Syracuse KS"
-- E-mail from Kim Fowles to Jerry Ferrin, 30 April 2007.
"I'm looking for obituaries for Fannie Garten Smith, her husband Elbert, and as much information on their family as possible. She was a daughter of John Henry Garten (great grandfather). There are quite a few other cousins buried there, but it will take some time for me to get that information all together! Pat and I want to go to Lake City before long to get pictures of those in the family who are buried there, and Carol has said she will meet us and go with us if she's in town. I understand that another cousin of mine, Jim Smith (Edna Garten Smith's son) is the one who digs the graves, etc. Haven't seen him in years and years! His wife is Betty Jo Roark. Want to try to see them then too."
-- E-mail from Bonnie (Garten) Shaffer to Kim Fowles and Jerry Ferrin, 30 April 2007.
Images of the draft registration cards referenced on this page are available online at Ancestry.com.
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