Sunday, February 24, 2008

Adolf Beeler

February 25, 1913
Death of A. Beeler, Sr.
One of the Well Known Men of the County Passes Away

A. Beeler, Sr., aged 74 years, one of the best known farmers of this county, died last evening at his home west of this city. Mr. Beeler had been sick a short time with pneumonia. He is survived by a wife, G. W. Beeler, of Chicago; Henry Beeler, A. Beeler, Jr., O.C. Beeler, Mrs. Ed Reitz of this city and Mrs Edwards of Wreford, on Friday.

Mr. Beeler had resided in this county for 34 years. He was a hard worker, a prosperous farmer, a man that made the friendship of everyone.

Junction City Union, February 26, 1913
Funeral of A. Beeler

The funeral services of Mr. A. Beeler who died Monday night at his home west of the city after a brief illness will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Beeler home. Rev. Line will be in charge of the ceremony and interment will be made in Highland cemetery.

Adolf Beeler was my Great Great Grandfather. His daughter Hattie was my Great Grandmother Edwards.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lloyd James Williams

Obituary - Chapman Advertiser, September 26, 1940

Lloyd James Williams was born in Cork, England, February 18, 1847 and departed this life September 21, 1940 at the age of 93 years, 7 month and 3 days.

His parents came to the United States and settled in Illinois while he was still an infant.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army and served as a teamster for the duration of the war.

After the war he settled in Grinnell, Iowa where on August 1, 1875 he was united in marriage to Bertha Julie Larson. To this union two children were born, Charles Oliver, who died in infancy and Viola Anna.

After residing in Iowa for a number of years they moved to Pierce, Nebraska. Here he worked as a bridge contractor. The last years of his life were spent in Chapman, Kansas.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his daughter Mrs. Viola Lambert of Lahunga, California; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one brother T.B. Williams of Chapman and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday with the Rev. C. M. Nutter in charge.

The American Legion had charge of graveside services at the Indian Hill Cemetery where interment was made.

Pall bearers were: G. A. Morris, H. E. Leatherman, Perry Frazier, Finley Collier, Wm. Thomas and Glen Osburn.

Lloyd James Williams was my Great Great Great Uncle. Lloyd's brother Thomas was my Great Great Grandfather.