Lawless/Blankenship Family Cemetery

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The following is taken from Cemeteries in Sumner County, Kansas by Harvey and Ruth Swan (1983).

"The Lawless-Blankenship Family Plot, Harmon Twnsp, R 1 E, T 31, Sec 10, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4.  Location from Belle Plaine: 2 S, 1 1/4 W.

This plot is located in a field on a low hill, about 1/4 mile west of the southeast corner of that section, and a 1/2 of a 1/4 mile north of the road.

Trees, brush, poison ivy, and native grass abound in the lot which is about 30' square.

The oldest marker is that of Josephine Looper, born Sept. 21, 1882, and died Nov. 12, 1882.  Beside this marker is one for Esther Looper, born April 8, 1885, and died Nov. 21, 1887, and Claudie Looper, born July 13, 1886, and died May 6, 1887.

A large marker bears this inscription: J.W. Lawless, March 29, 1826-Nov. 25, 1906; Nancy Lawless, Jan. 3, 1831-Jan. 28, 1901.

There are 2 small stones on each side of the large stone that have only the initials.  On the south side they are: WL on one and RL on the other.  The small stones of the north side bear the initials of JWL on one and NL on the other.

Another large marker has the name and dates: Felix Blankenship, July 12, 1869-Feb. 15, 1901.  Nearby is a small stone with the initials and dates FEB, May 18, 1901-June 23, 1901.

Another marker bears this inscription: Murlie Pearl, daughter of Aaron and Dola Blankenship, born March 8, 1918, died March 18, 1918.

Another marker with 2 inscriptions: Sarah L. Smith, 1902--1908; Esther F. Smith, 1894--1908.

Another marker bears this inscription: Myrtle Lee, daughter of LM and JA Persell, died April 16, 1885, age 2 years, 8 months."

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This page was created by Cindy Ball and is now maintained by the Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society