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Avilla Cemetery, Comanche County, Kansas

A Partial Listing of Burials in the Avilla Cemetery

Burton, E.H. Died of "the dread disease, consumption".
Obituary published in The Republican, January 13, 1887. (reprinted from the Avilla Democrat)

King, Robert "Bob": "Passed away last Friday, September 4, 1936, at the home of his son, Donnie King" northwest of Coldwater, Kansas. Obituary, The Western Star, September 11, 1936.

King, Mrs. Robert: Mrs. Robert King died of "internal hemorrhage" shortly after giving birth to a 12-lb. son. Her maiden name was Nancy Jarnagin. Obituary published in The Western Star, January 14, 1893.

Knecht Infant: Died of "bowel trouble" at the age of about four months; son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Knecht. Obituary published in The Western Star, August 1, 1896.

Anna W. (Darnell) Knecht: "After an illness extending through several weeks, the result of a paralytic stroke, following an attack of heart trouble, and of hemorrhage of the brain, with complications, Mrs. Henry Knecht died at 10 o'clock a.m. on last Sunday, July 1, 1920, at her home in Avilla-tp." Obituary published in The Western Star, July 16, 1920.

Metzger, Mrs. Peter: Mrs. Peter Metzger died at her home near Avilla, aged 74 years, of peritonitis. Obituary published in The Western Star, November 18, 1893.

McBride, Robert: Robert D. McBride, a Civil War veteran, died at his home in Avilla Township on "Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock". He was 52 years old. Obituary published in The Western Star, March 18, 1893.

Dr. H.M. Mitchell: "...aged 50 years died at his home in Avilla last Sunday, June 12th, of dropsy, after a lingering illness of 3 months. He was one of the first settlers in the county, emigrating here in '84 from Carrollton, Mo." Obituary: The Western Star, June 18, 1887.

Renfrow, Samuel: Samuel Renfrow died at home, the son of Edmon Renfrow, of typhoid fever, on November 20, 1895, at 18 years of age. Obituary published 23 Nov 1895, The Western Star, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas.

Tade, Richard: Richard Tade was about 12 years old when he succumbed to "typhoid pneumonia". He was the eldest son of George W. Tade of Avilla Township. Obituary published October 19, 1891, The Western Star, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas.

Also see:

A Pen. Picture and a Biographical Sketch of the Queen of the Salt Fork Valley.
Her Surrounding Country and Her Wide Awake Business Men.

The Republican, December 30, 1886.

Dead history: Woman on a mission to bring abandoned cemeteries, memories of forgotten people back to life   An article about Bobbi Huck by Amy Bickel, published 29 May 2006 in The Hutchinson News, which describes her research on the Avilla Cemetery and other burial locations in Comanche County, Kansas. (Cached version of this story)

Cemeteries in Comanche County, Kansas:
Avilla   Crown Hill   Mennonite   Nescatunga   Protection   Wilmore/Powell Township   Other Cemeteries

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