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Emiline’s Death

Emiline Minnick Mentzer died in Yates Center, Kansas in 1927. Her death was recorded by the state of Kansas.

State of Kansas
State Board of Health – Division of vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of death

104 1475

Yates Center, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas
Emiline Mentzer
Residence: 210 West Morry

Sex: Female
Race: White
Married: Widow
Husband: George Mentzer

Age: 79 years 17 days
Occupation: house wife
Employer: self
Birthplace: Pittsburg, Penn
Father: John Minnick
Father Birthplace: Penn
Maiden name of mother: unknown
Birthplace of mother: Unknown

Date of Death 9-13-1927

I hereby certify, that i attended deceased from several years 1927 to Sept 1927
that I last saw her alive on Sept 13 1927
and that death occurred on the date stated about at 10:40 pM
The cause of death was as follows
[Inanitions & lass f?]
of left [femur]
Contributory: Scolrosis paralysis
Did an operation proceed death: no
Was there an autopsy: no
Signed: H W West
Yates Center KS

Place of burial: Yates Center Cemetery
Date of Burial 9-15-1927
Hugh P Campbell, Yates Center, KS
Informant: Mrs. E. E. Mentzer, Yates Center, Kan

Filed 9-15-1927
Eva E Wirich

Emiline Mentzer, death certificate 104 1475 (13 September 1927), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

A clipping of her obituary provides further information. This obituary was likely published in the Yates Center, Kansas newspaper, but is not available online. With the archives still closed due to COVID, I will have to wait to try and get documentation for the clipping.

Died – Mentzer
Emaline Minnick was born near Pittsburg, Pa., Aug 26, 1848, at which place she spent her childhood in the home of her parents, John and Mary Minnick. at the age of 12 years her parents with their five daughters and one sone moved to Kewanee, Ill., where she attend the public schools and grew to young womanhood.
On New Year’s day, 1868, she was united in marriage to George Mentzer, living in Kewanee until the pioneer spirit brought them to the state of Kansas where they located on the Mentzer homestead in West Center township in May, 1872. On this place she resided until Feb., 1914, when she moved to Yates Center, where she died Tuesday evening Sept. 13, 1927, at the age of 79 years and 17 days.
To this union 8 children were born and grew to manhood and womanhood. On son, Albert C., in 1919, and one daughter, Susie M. Tunnicliffe, in 1908 and her husband in 1912, having preceded her in death.
She was raised in a Christian home and early in life she was converted, uniting with the M. E. church in Kewanee, Ill., and later transferring her membership to Peasant View M.E. church in Woodson county, Kansas, and later to Yates Center, of which church she was a faithful member up to her death. She was one of the truly great Christian characters, who lived each day in faith an humility. Although her last days were spent in suffering, she lived in beautiful resignation and patience.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her sons, C. O., of Neosho Falls, Kansas; J. F., H. A., P. E. and E. E. of Yates Center, and one daughter, Mrs. Clara E. Williams, of Yates, Center,Kansas, and 38 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Frink of Shenandoah, Iowa, besides other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held in her memory at the M.E. church, Thursday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. W. Johnson, assisted by the Rev. J. E. Latimer. The pall bearers were six of her grandsons. The body was laid to rest in the family lot by the side of her husband.
Thus passes away another of the early pioneers of Woodson county.

“Died – Mentzer,” undated clipping, 1927, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, saved by Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick; privately held 2021 by Marcia Crawford Philbrick, likely from Yates Center newspaper.

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