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Elizabeth "Bessie" (Robinson) Forney


The Barber County Index, December 26, 1900.

Mrs. L.E. Forney

Died: Mrs. L.E. Forney, of Cherokee, Ok., and formerly of Sharon valley, Kansas, the only surviving daughter of the Rev. Geo. Robinson, died on Dec. 13, 1900 at 7:30 p.m., after a sickness of only 14 days.

Malarial fever in a very violent form was the cause of her death. She leaves a husband, who is well known in Barber county, and three children - the youngest, a baby only fourteen days old - to mourn her departure.

The funeral was preached at the family residence near Cherokee on Friday, the 14th, to a large concourse of people who assembled to pay a last mark of respect and attest the esteem in which Mrs. Forney was held by her neighbors and the citizens of the entire community in which she lived.

The remains were interred in the Sharon cemetery. The services at the grave were conducted by Dr. W.H. Boles.


Gravestone for Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Robinson) Forney.

Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.
Gravestone for Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Robinson) Forney
View looking east. Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo and gravestone transcription by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.

At Rest
Bessie
Wife of
L. E. Forney
Died Dec. 13, 1900
Aged 33 yrs. 8 mo. 5 dys.
A tender mother and a faithful wife
FORNEY

Gravestone for Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Robinson) Forney.

Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.
Gravestone for Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Robinson) Forney
View looking north. Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
The white Sharon grain elevator is at right in the background.
Photo and gravestone transcription by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.

Raymond R.
Died
April 6, 1893
Aged
2 mo. & 3 ds.

Arthur C.
Died
Sept. 2, 1898
Aged
4 mo. & 2 ds.

Children of L. E. & Bessie
Forney

Little buds of love to bloom
with God above.

Gravestones for Arthur and Raymond Forney.

Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photos by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.
Gravestones for Arthur and Raymond Forney
View looking east. Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
Photos by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.

Gravestone for Reverend George Robinson and Dorothy (Green) Robinson, Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.
Gravestone for Reverend George Robinson and Dorothy (Green) Robinson
Left to right: small stone for Arthur Forney, large Elizabeth Forney stone, small stone for Raymond Forney.
The stone for Rev. & Dorothy Robinson is behind Raymond Forney's stone.
Annie Robinson's gravestone is at right in the photo.
View looking east. Sharon Cemetery, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo by Ed Rucker, 17 March 2007.


Obituary for Mrs. L.E. Forney
Obituary for Mrs. L.E. Forney
The Barber County Index, December 26, 1900.
Obituary courtesy of Shirley Brier.


Reverend George Robinson and his grandson, George Franklin Forney, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.

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Rev. George Robinson and his grandson, George Franklin Forney.
George Franklin Forney was 14 days old when his mother, Bessie (Robinson) Forney, died.
Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.
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George Franklin Forney.

Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.

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George Franklin Forney
Youngest son of Leander Edmund Forney and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Robinson) Forney.
He was 14 days old when his mother, Bessie (Robinson) Forney, died.
Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.
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Gilbert Forney, American Expeditionary Force, World War I.

Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.

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Gilbert Forney, American Expeditionary Force, World War I.
Eldest son of L.E. and Elizabeth "Bessie" (Robinson) Forney
Photo courtesy of LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker.
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Forney Surname Message Board at RootsWeb

Forney Family Genealogy Forum at GenForum


Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above obituary to this web site and to Ed Rucker for the photographs!

L.E. Forney's full name was Leander Edmund Forney, according to LeAnne (Forney) Brubaker in an e-mail published on the web page for Rev. Geo. Robinson, who was LeAnne's great great grandfather.

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