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Sullivan Township 1880s News Columns

From JMT Scrapbook Collection

Probably Feb. 1901
MAINESBURG, Feb. 15 - King grip still reigns supreme here.
John Stauffer and J. W. Austin are to Alba Working for J. W. DeWitt on his store.
The P.O.S. of A. are making arrangements for the contest Feb.23rd.
The revival meetings at the M. E. church continue with fair attendance for the weather. Several have made the good confession.
Mrs. Jane Bartlett, widow of Ruel Bartlett, died at the home of her son Francis of this place, Sunday morning, with pneumonia, after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Bartlett was a daughter of Francis Gitchell, one of the early settlers of Sullivan township. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Tuesday, Rev. Yard officiating.
Mrs. Floyd Ashley, Mrs. D. S. Dewey, and Mrs. A. M. Stauffer are still confined to the house with grip.
On Thursday morning the 14th at 15 minutes of 3, occurred the death of Jennie, wife of H. E. Bartlett.  Mrs. Bartlett has been a sufferer for the past two years, and by her death the loss is felt by all. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a true Christian woman. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Saturday at 11 o’clock, Rev. Yard officiating. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her. The family have the sympathy of all in this, their sad affliction.
Mrs. W. H. Yard has been in Mansfield the past week caring for Rev. Hall and wife through the grip.
Two more nights of singing school before the convention and concert.

Another Pioneer Passes On [1932]
 Thursday, just before the noon hour, another of the pioneers who wrested this section of the country from the wilderness and did his part in the building of the past part of the greatest country under the sun, passed to his final reward, when Raymond W. Sumner, died at his home west of Lucas [Kansas]. Mr. And Mrs. Sumner came to this section of the country many years ago, even before the Union Pacific railroad came to this part of Kansas, and underwent all the hardships of the early Kansas Pioneer. Mr. Sumner had been in poor health for a number of years, and the past few months had been severely ill. As a boy of about 13 years we became acquainted with the Sumner family and for several years made our home with Mr. And Mrs. Sumner. During our career as a newspaper man it has been our duty to write death for many people but never have we been called upon to write of one as dearly beloved as was our good friend, Raymond Sumner. Mr. Sumner was an honest man, a good citizen, a true friend, and beloved by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his departure, his faithful wife [Jessie L. Sperry], one daughter, Alta Bronson; one son, Charley A. Sumner, three grandchildren, one great grand child and several nephews and nieces.
[Burial in Lucas Cemetery, Russell County, Kansas]

Mainesburg, 1906
Condolence Resolutions
 WHEREAS, I has please the Great Master to remove from her earthly home to fields of everlasting day, our beloved sister, Ellen M. Satterly.
 RESOLVED, That, although our hearts are greatly saddened by the loss of one of our young and most useful members of our order, P. O. of A., we shall miss for many days to come her loving and cheerful presence, we bow in humble submission before Him, without whom notice not a sparrow falleth to the ground, feeling that we now see through a glass darkly, but some day we shall understand.
 RESOLVED,  That we extend to the husband and bereaved family our most heartfelt sympathy in their great affliction, bidding then to look to Him who doeth all things well. Remembering, “There is never a heart so broken but the loving Lord can heal; for the heart that was pierced on Calvary doth still for his loved ones feel.”
 RESOLVED, That our charter be draped on mourning; that these resolutions be spread upon our minutes, and that a copy be sent to the bereaved husband, and also to the leading papers for publication.
Nellie Tanner
Addie Wilber
Gertrude Hotchkiss
Mainesburg, Pa., Nov. 12, 1906

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 02/10/1999
By Joyce M. Tice