The Modern Light
October 8, 1953
JAMES FAGG DIES
James Elbert Fagg, 79 years old, died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning
in his home, 1744 Military avenue at Baxter Springs.
A resident of Baxter Springs 50 years, he had been an employee of the
street and water department for the last 12 years. He was born July 11,
1874, in Colby, Kans., and was a member of the Christian church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mollie Fagg; two daughters, Mrs. Winifred
Fellows and Mrs. Minnie Fry of Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Mrs. Millie
Smith of Steamboat Springs, Colo,; four brothers, W. W. Fagg of
California; Lincoln Fagg of Colony, Kans.; George Fagg and Herbert Fagg
of Garnett, Kans., and two grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were made byt he Wene funeral home.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen
Baxter Springs Citizen
July 5, 1971
Mrs. Fagg Succumbs
Mrs. Mollie Fagg, 91, a former Baxter Springs resident, died Thursday in
an Albuquerque, New Mexico nursing home following a long illness. She
had been making her home with a daughter, Mrs. John Bettinger, 225 Solano
Drive, Albuquerque for the last ten years.
She was born February 25, 1880 in Missouri and lived in Baxter Springs
nearly all of her life until moving to Albuquerque. Her husband, J.E.
Fagg, died a number of years ago. Mrs. Fagg belonged to the First
Christian Church in Baxter Springs.
Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Bettinger, are: Another daughter, Mrs. A.
M. Fellows, also of Albuquerque; a foster daughter, Mrs. Loren Anderson,
of Olympia, Washington; a sister, Mrs. Emma Sikes, of Baxter Springs; two
granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
The body was returend to Baxter Springs by the Schurman Funeral Home.
The funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00
o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The Rev. George F. Ott officiated.
Miss Ruth Thomas was the organist.
Pallbearers were Ralph Brand, Harry Wells, W. L. Dobbin, Harley Smith,
Amos Washom and Charles Easley.
Burial was int he Baxter Springs Cemetery.
Submitted by: Eric Andersen
Miami Daily News, Miami, Oklahoma
6 Feb 1936
BOULDER CAUSES FATAL INJURY TO WORKER AT MINE
PICHER, FEB. 6 (SPECIAL) A severe head
injury received early today while working undergound resulted in the
death of ROY FOSTER, 39 years old , machinist employed at the F.H.
Nesbitt mine, at 11:60 a.m. Foster who was struck by a falling
boulder, died at Picher hospital.
The victim had been a resident of Carl Junction Mo. Shortly after the
mishap he was removed to the hospital in a Todd ambulance.
Foster is survived by his wife , four daughters and two sons. Funeral
sevices are incomplete.
Submitted by: Tara Anderson
Local paper of Carl Junction, MO
DIED--At his home of Lehigh, at 10 minutes
past one o'clock p.m., on Tuesday, January 26, 1904, Steven Fountain,
aged 56 years, 3 months and 22 days.
Steven Fountain was born in Jackson county, Indiana, Oct. 4, 1847. In
the spring of 1859 he removed with his parents to this vicinity where he
has resided ever since.
He was married in 1870 to Miss Elizabeth Barlow. To this union five
children were born, three boys and two girls, four of whom are living.
Bert and Willie, both married, are living here, Clara B. is at home and
Mrs. Florence Faulkner lives at Duenweg. The oldest son died in infancy.
Besides his wife and children he leaves two brothers and one sister to
mourn their loss, John Fountain resides here and Thomas at Rogers, Ark.,
and the sister, Mrs. Sarah Madden, at Carterville, Missouri.
In Mr. Fountain the community has lost an honest, upright citizen, a man
whose influence was always felt on the right side of justice. A true
friend and a truthful, earnest, conscientious counselor, he was one of
Being thrown into the midst of the fearful struggle during the Civil War
he was perforce compelled to take an active part. He was always true to
the old flag and did all in his power to retain its unsullied purity.
Although never a strong, robust man, he was ever cheerful and contented
and always had a warm greeting and a cheerful word for all his friends,
which embraced all his acquaintances and he was well known over a large
He was not a church member but was always deeply interested in the cause
and in the welfare of his associates. In his quiet and kindly way he
endeared himself to many by little acts of kindness both in deed and
word. The community has sustained a loss
That will be felt for many days, in the death of one of its most esteemed
Mr. Fountain was a member of the IOOF, the Encampment, the Rebekahs, the
K. and L. of S., and the A.H.T.A.
The funeral services were held at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock
Wednesday, under the auspices of the fraternal orders, conducted by Rev.
Ferguson, of Jasper City. Interment was made in the city cemetery.
Submitted by: Lori Huser
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