Location: Graham County KS

Anderson Cemetery, Morland, Graham County, Kansas

Anderson Cemetery is located about 6 miles north of Morland, Kansas. Among those buried there are: ANDERSON, LENA, dau. of S. J. Anderson, d. Dec. 2, 1887, aged 1 yr., 10 mos., 3 days. MAY, D. A. Remainder of lettering completely worn away. ZIMMER, CORP. Co. A. 63 Ind. Inf. A very old looking stone. -Contributed by Mrs. C. H....

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Turner Cemetery, Penokee, Graham County, Kansas

Turner Cemetery is located two and three-fourths miles South of Penokee, Kansas. In the early seventies the graves in a cemetery known as Mile Brook Cemetery were removed to a piece of ground given for that purpose by a Mr. Turner, and the place was known as Turner’s Cemetery. The oldest graves were those of two cowboys, one of them probably the Frank Simmon named below. Many of the markers were of limestone and have crumbled away until almost undecipherable at present. Among those buried in Turner’s Cemetery were: BIDDLE, Nettie O., wife of E. E. Biddle, d. May 24, 1988, aged 21 yrs., 11 mos., 5 days. BOSSLER, Mary, wife of S. A. Bossler, b. July 31, 1832, d. July 20, 1879, aged 63 yrs., 11 mos., 20 days. KNOUF, N. A. d. May 14, 1888 aged 64 yrs., 25 days. SIMMON, Frank d. Aug. 26, 1881. TURNER, Grace E. dau. of S. E. and S. C. Turner, d. Apr. 5, 1879, aged 18 yrs., 3 mos., 21 days. TURNER, S. C. Co. G, 10th N. Y. H....

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Biography of G. G. Wiechen

G. G. Wiechen, who came to Kansas over forty years ago, had found his best and most congenial activities in the line of grain merchandising. He is the leading grain merchant and elevator proprietor of Robinson, Kansas, where he had built up a large and successful business. Mr. Wiechen is a son of a veteran resident of Rush County, Kansas, J. H. Wiechen, who is still living, though past ninety years of age. J. H. Wiechen was born at Schweringen, Germany, in 1826. At the age of eighteen he came to America, living for a time in New York City and afterwards going to Pettis County, Missouri. In the Southern Missouri district, near the City of Sedalia, he was one of the pioneer farmers. In 1875 he sought a new home on the frontier of Kansas in Rush County, and went through all the experiences of dry seasons, grasshoppers and other plagues and vicissitudes. He stuck to his post when many of his neighbors were glad to get out of the country and his reward came surely and steadily. He acquired 400 acres of fine farming land, and part of his original farm is now in the Village of Bison, where he resided. Politically he is a republican and had always been an active supporter of the Methodist Episcopal Church in his section of Rush County. During the Civil...

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Biography of Alvin H. Tegeler

Alvin H. Tegeler is still a young man but had had more than fifteen years of active experience as a banker, beginning in early boyhood, and had been continuously identified with the Bank of Palmer, of which he is now cashier. This is one of the older banking houses of Washington County. The firm of Bissell & Kaiser established it as a private bank in 1882, but it had operated under a state charter since 1887. The bank, whose home is on Main Street, had a capital of $25,000 and surplus of $5,000. The present officers are: M. E. Southwick, of Topeka, president; H. J. Meierkord, of Linn, Kansas, vice president; Alvin H. Tegeler, cashier; and Roy M. Dean, assistant cashier. Alvin H. Tegeler was born at Concordia, Missouri, January 25, 1884, but had spent his life since early infancy in Kansas. His grandfather, Louis Tegeler, was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1831, came to this country when a young man, and lived for some years in Madison County, Illinois, and from there went to Concordia, Missouri, where he became a successful business man as a stock buyer and farmer. His death occurred at Concordia in 1916. His first wife, Carolina Tegeler was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1833 and died at Concordia, Missouri, in 1874. She was the mother of his children, the record being briefly as follows:...

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Biography of Howard C. Tillotson

Howard C. Tillotson. Some men make a success in life apparently by disregarding the old rule of sticking to one thing and to one place. The possession of several talents, and the judgment to make use of them operate to contradict the rule which the average person finds safe for his guidance. One of these men of varied abilities and varied experiences is Howard C. Tillotson, a prominent resident of Latham. Mr. Tillotson is a native of Kansas, and both he and his wife are people of special interest and note because of what they have done for others as well as for themselves. Mr. Tillotson was born at Olathe, Kansas, July 29, 1868. His father, Charles Tillotson, was a Kansas pioneer and was a descendant of Bishop Tillotson, a noted English divine who came to the United States and was prominent in New York in Colonial days. Charles Tillotson was born at Pittsford, Monroe County, New York, August 14, 1827. He grew up in Pittsford, and married his first wife in that state. A tinner by trade, he followed the occupation through the states of New York, Indiana and Illinois, and in the early sixties located in Kansas still following his trade in this state. Kansas was a territory and Olathe was just on the border of settlement. He was perhaps the first tinsmith to establish a regular...

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Bloom, Joan Smith Mrs. – Obituary

Joan Bloom, 72, of Weiser, Idaho, and formerly of Halfway, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at a Weiser care center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Thomason Funeral Chapel, Weiser. Joan was born Feb. 3, 1931, at Hill City, Kansas the daughter of Ray and Dorothy Stearns Smith. She received her education in Halfway where she met her future husband. Joan married Bud Bloom May 24, 1947, at Baker. The couple resided in several places in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, finally settling in the Ontario area where both children were raised. She was a bus driver for the Ontario School District and Driver’s Ed instructor for TVCC. Joan collected bells as a hobby. She also enjoyed dancing, camping with her family and bowling. Survivors include a son, Gary Bloom of Weiser, Idaho; daughter, Debbie Bloom of Ontario; two brothers, Fred and his wife Mary Smith of Halfway; Bud and his wife Barbara Smith of Eugene; a sister, Delores York of Hood River; grandson, Chase Bloom of Weiser, Idaho; two granddaughters, Dawn Bailey of Redmond, Dana Stone of Baker City, four great-grandchildren, Blake and Beau Stone and Andrew and Claire Bailey; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bud Bloom and twin sister, Jean Mehlhorn. The family suggests memorials be made in her name to Excel...

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