Pauline E. Briles

Emporia Gazette
Wednesday, July 18, 1984
page 2 column 4-5

Film E1506

KS State Historical Society

Pauline E. Briles
Funeral services for Mrs. E. O.
Briles, who died Tuesday at her
apartment in Horizon Plaza, will
be held in the chapel of Roberts-
Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Ser-
vices will be Friday at 10:30 A.M.
conducted by the Rev. William Im-
hoff of the Christian Church.
Burial will be in Memorial Lawn
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the First Christian
Church, to which Mrs. Briles be-
longed, and may be sent in care of
the funeral home.
Pauline Edith Mentzer was born
March 28, 1896 at Yates Center,
the daughter of Charles O. and Net-
tie Wells Mentzer. She married
E. O. Briles on Oct. 29, 1915, at
Yates Center, and he died May 28,
1956. Mrs. Briles had lived in
Emporia since 1930.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters, Roberta Crawford, 2314 West
21st Ave., and Letha Doolittle of
San Bernadino, Calif.; a brother
Leslie Mentzer of Neosho Falls,
and 12 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Briles was a member
of the Whittier Extension Home
Unite and the Birthday Club.
She was preceded in death by a
daughter, Barbara Thompson;
two sons, Walter Briles and Ken-
neth Briles; her parents and sever-
al brothers and sisters.

Artie Ricketts

     Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Ricketts was born on 7 Apr 1868 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.113

She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States on 1 Jul 1870.14 Artlissa Rickets was listed on the 1870 census in the household of James Rickets. According to the census, she was two years old. She lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1880.15 Frances A Ricketts was listed on the 1880 census as the daughter of James M Ricketts. According to the census, she was twelve years old. Frances lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1885.16 Artlissa Ricketts was listed in the household of James M Ricketts on the 1885 Kansas census. According to the census, Artlissa was 16 years old.

eg artie    Edward Grant Briles and Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Ricketts were married on 19 Feb 1890 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.2,1723 She was also known as Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Briles.

eg family2She was the mother of Edward Osmond Briles.4,2436 Frances was the mother of Ethel Frances Briles.25,3740 She was the mother of Glen Briles.25,4143

She lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.13

Frances was the mother of Lulu Belle Briles.25,4446

She lived in Pleasant Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 18 Jun 1900.6 Francis A. Briles was listed on the 1900 census as the wife of Edward Briles. According to the census, she was born March 1869 in Indiana. Francis A Briles had been married 10 years. She was the mother of 4 living children.

She lived in Pleasant Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States in Apr 1905.12 F.A. Briles was listed on the 1905 Kansas census in the household of E. G. Briles. According to the census, she was 37 years old.

Frances lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 20 Apr 1910.47 Francis A. Briles was listed on the 1910 census as the wife of Eddie G Briles. According to the census, she was 42 years old and born in Indiana. Francis was married at age 20 and was the mother of four living children.

She lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Apr 1915.48 She lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 6 Jun 1920.49 Frances Briles was shown on the 1920 census as the wife of Eddie G. Briles. According to the census she was 51 years old and born in Indiana.

Frances lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 28 Nov 1920.5051 She lived at 612 N. Jefferson in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.11 Frances A Briles was listed on the 1925 Kansas census as the wife of Edward G Briles. According to the census, she was 57 years old and born in Indiana.

She lived in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States on 27 Jan 1927.52

Frances lived at First Ward in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 2 Apr 1930.53 F. A. Briles was listed on the 1930 census as the wife of E G Briles. According to the census, she was 61 years old and born in Indiana. She lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 19 Sep 1930.54

She celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband, Edward Grant Briles, on 18 Feb 1940 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.55

Frances lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 15 Apr 1940.56 She appeared on the 1940 census as a 71 year old female born in Indiana and was listed as Frances A. Briles

artie stone     She died on 28 Apr 1947 at the age of 79 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.4,710,5758 She was buried on 30 Apr 1947 at Crandall Cemetery in Coffey, Kansas, United States.3,79,59

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  17. Lineage application of , , Newspaper Clipping “Celebrates 50 Years of Married Life” (Briles.KS.069).
  18. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, page 22 (Doc. # Mentzer.KS.016), Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
  19. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT: Yates Publishing, 2004), Edward Grant Briles – Frances Artlissa Ricketts / 1890. Found online at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7836&h=1019355&ssrc=pt&tid=115166653&pid=270137692402.
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  21. “Obituary,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Pauline Briles; privately held 2018 by Marcia Crawford Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS 66538.
  22. “Married,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 28 February 1890, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2081). Found online at https://www.newspapers.com/image/385304598.
  23. “Local Intelligence,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 21 February 1890, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).
  24. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Letha Doolittle, San Bernardino, California, Transcription (Charles Mentzer Notebook). Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.
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DNA Heritage and Challenge

During a recent visit with some old friends, the discussion turned to genealogy and DNA. Expecting an answer regarding ethnicity, they asked where my family comes from.  My immediate response was KENTUCKY.

Perhaps this quick answer was due to my recent THOMPSON research in Ohio County, Kentucky. The more likely reason is that a lot of ancestral lines seem to go thru Kentucky. (or New York). My brother’s migration map from his Ancestry DNA test illustrates our heritage.

Migration

Even though many people are infatuated with Ethnicity reports, I am not. Perhaps that is because I have strong Kansas roots. To illustrate those roots, I used the Excel template provided by J Paul Hawthorne in his “A Little Thing that Went Viral” blog. Below is the birth and death locations for 5 generations of my tree:5gen birth

 

 

 

5gen death

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the fact that my tree is basically a United States tree for more than six generations helps explain the overwhelming number of DNA matches I have. As of today, I have the following matches on Ancestry DNA

  • 3 immediate family
  • 1 in First Cousin category
  • 8 in Second Cousin category
  • 17 in Third Cousin category
  • 2,529 in Fourth Cousin category
  • 73, 839 in Distant Cousin Category
  • 78,955 total matches

And the list will only grow as Ancestry continues to sell DNA tests. For me, this is an overwhelming amount of data. For this reason, I find shared matches, DNA circles, the Leeds Method and the clustering tool from Genetic Affairs helpful in interpreting this data.

The tool I find most helpful in figuring out my DNA connections is my tree. Since I had tracked some descendants, I have been able to recognize the names of most of my second and third cousins. Even though I don’t have all of the descendants of my 3x great grandparents, what I do have will help figure out a 4th cousin relationship.

When it comes to those distant cousins, I would dearly love to connect with them. Even though we only share a small amount of DNA, I believe that some of those distant cousins may hold the key to breaking down my brick walls. My tree is fairly solid thru my 4x great grandparents.

generation-percents

However, it could use some work for those earlier generations!

Whether it is figuring out DNA matches or expanding my tree, I obviously have my work cut out for me.

Wish me luck inf finding those elusive Ancestors!

 

Charles Oliver Mentzer

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     Charles Oliver Mentzer was born on 1 Jul 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.112 1,10,1314 He lived in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States on 23 Aug 1870.15 Chas O Mentzer was listed in the household of Geo Mentzer on the 1870 census. According to the census, Chas was 1 year old and born in Illinois. He lived in Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1871.2

In 1880, Charles was educated at school district no. 44 in Woodson County, Kansas, United States.16 He lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 11 Jun 1880.17 Charles Mentzer is listed as the 11 year old son of Geo Mentzer in the 1880 census. Charles was born in Illinois. He lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1885.18

Charles  resided in 1891 in Henry, Illinois, United States .2 for about 12 months He  visited Shenandoah, Iowa in Sep 1891.19 He had been sourjouring in Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois for some months in 1892.20

On 18 Oct 1893, Charles married Nettie Adell Wells. The marriage took place at his parents home in Woodson County, Kansas.

Charles lived at NE 1/4 S36T24R14 in Woodson, Kansas, United States in Nov 1893.2,12 After 1893 he was a farmer in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.2 He lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.21 He was listed on the 1895 census as a 24 year old male farmer born in Illinois who came to Kansas from Illinois and was listed as Chas O. Mentzer. 22

Charles lived in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Jun 1900.23 He was listed on the 1900 census as a 31 year old male farmer born July 1868 in IL and was listed as Charles Mentzer. He  purchased land from George Mentzer and Emeline Mentzer his wife being the NE 1/4 of Section Thirty-six (36) in Township Twenty-four (24) South of Range Fourteen (14) East of sixth (6) PM on 28 May 1903 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.24 He  owned land being the NE 1/4 of section 36 in township 24 South of Range 14 East in 1904 in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.25 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1905.26 He was on the 1905 Kansas census as a 35 year old male farmer born in Illinois who was listed as C. O. Mentzer.

He lived in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 27 Apr 1910.27 He was on the 1910 census as a 41 year old male farm laborer who was born in Illinois and had been married 16 years. He was listed as Charles O. Mentzer on the census record. He lived in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas on 22 Jan 1912.28

Charles rented the Mrs. H. Harreld farm in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas on 1 Mar 1913.29 He lost a cow on 25 Mar 1913 in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas.30

He entertained daughters Pauline and Gladys on 17 May 1914 in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas.31

Charles received $150 from The Topeka Mutual Live Stock Insurance Company for death of live stock in 1915 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.32 He lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.33 He was on the 1915 Kansas census as a 45 year old male farmer born in Kansas who was listed as C. O. Mentzer.

He lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1919.34 Charles lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 10 Feb 1920.35 He was on the 1920 census as a 50 year old male farmer born Illinois and was listed as Charles O. Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Sep 1921.36 He lived in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.6 He was on the 1925 Kansas census as a 57 year old male farmer born in Illinois.

On on 10 Jul 1926 Charles attended the Wells family reunion in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.37

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 2 May 1930.38 He was on the 1930 census as a 60 year old male farmer born Illinois and was listed as Charles O. Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1937.39 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1938.40

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 3 Apr 1940.4142 He was on the 1940 census as a 70 year old widower living on Oak Street in the household of Stella Miller, listed as Charles Mentzer. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1942.43 Charles lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States on 17 May 1943.4445 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1944.46 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1945.47

Charles was ill in Dec 1945 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.48

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1946.49 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1947.50 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1948.51 He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1949.52

He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 26 Apr 1949.53 Charles lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1950.54 He  resided in Jun 1951 in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States. .2 As water crept into the house during the flood, he made his way upstairs taking with him the Mentzer family Bible and was rescued the following day. He lived in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 19 Jul 1952.55

Charles lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1953.5657

He died on 15 Aug 1955 at the age of 86 at Newman Hospital in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.1,5,7,58 He was buried on 18 Aug 1955 at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,5,7,5961

ENDNOTES

  1. Charles O. Mentzer, death certificate #55 011802 (1955), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  2. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), pp. 831-832 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.025). Hereinafter cited as History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas.
  3. Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, stored in filing cabinet. Hereinafter cited as Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition.
  4. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, [Page], Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2016), memorial for Charles Oliver Mentzer (1869-1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. # 55747430, created by J Geoghan, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by RisingSun, Charles Oliver Mentzer.
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  7. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  8. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 128.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  9. Ancestry.com, Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016).
  10. George Mentzer (Company C, 24th Regiment Massachuses Infantry), pension no. WC 741.913, Case FIles of Approved Pension Applications, 1861-1934; Civil War and Later Pension Files, Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  11. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (: , ); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006). Hereinafter cited as Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer.
  12. , “The Mentzers,” In the Beginning (Woodson County Historical Society), 15 (No. 58): pp 3-5.
  13. “Obituary – Mentzer,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed onlnie August 2018).
  14. , “The George Mentzer Family,” In the Beginning, Woodson County Historical Society, 3 No. 11 (July 1970): p. 9-12.
  15. 1870 U.S. Census, Henry County, Illinois, population schedule, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, page 52, household 382, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M593. Found online at [WebAddress].
  16. “School Reports,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 15 January 1880, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  17. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 56, Page 9, household 97, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9. Found online at [WebAddress].
  18. 1885 Kansas Census, Neosho County, state census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 1, line 25, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); Kansas State Historical Society. Found online at [WebAddress].
  19. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 25 September 1891, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  20. “Personals,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 9 September 1892, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  21. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, kansas state census, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]); Kansas State Historical Society. [FileNumber] Found online at [WebAddress].
  22. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer. Found online at [WebAddress].
  23. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, ED 186, Sheet 1A, household 2, Charmes Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503. Found online at [WebAddress].
  24. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 41 page 93, George Mentzer and Emaline Mentzer to Charles Mentzer, 28 May 1903; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.
  25. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas 1904 (: , 1904), (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.003). Found online at [WebAddress].
  26. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12, household 72, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017). Found online at [WebAddress].
  27. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017). Found online at [WebAddress].
  28. “Plainview,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).
  29. “News of Coffey County,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 28 February 1913, image 6; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  30. “Crandall,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 25 March 1913, image 2; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  31. “Crandall,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 19 May 1914, image 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  32. “Advertisement,” The Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas), 11 May 1915, page 7; digital image, My Heritage (www.myheritage.com : viewed online December 2018).
  33. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, state census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58), dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016). Found online at [WebAddress].
  34. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1919; database with images, Ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018. Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Found online at https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2270/31984_238147-00146?pid=15407326.
  35. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625. Found online at [WebAddress].
  36. “Locals,” Woodson County Journal (Yates Center, Kansas), 1 September 1921, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).
  37. “Newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper”, (), to (), “The Wells Reunion” probably from Yates Center News (Wells.Notebook); , . Hereinafter cited as “Newspaper clipping”.
  38. 1930 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, ED 104-6, Sheet 4B, household 126, Mentzer Charles O; digital iamge, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA T626. Found online at [WebAddress].
  39. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1937; .
  40. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mentzer, 1938; .
  41. 1940, Woodson County Kansas, population, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) ED 104-6, sheet 2B, dwelling 22, Mentzer (in household of Stella E. Miller); digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2015); National Archives adn Recods Administration, 1940.T627.
  42. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1 Mar 1940; .
  43. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mintzer, 1942; .
  44. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Obituary: Fred Mentzer” 27 May 1943, page 8, col. 3 (George Mentzer Notebook); ,
  45. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1943; .
  46. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles O Mentzer, 1944; .
  47. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1945; .
  48. “Neosho Falls News Item,” Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 18 December 1945, image 4; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  49. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1946; .
  50. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1947; .
  51. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1948; .
  52. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1949; .
  53. “Neosho Falls News Item,” Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 26 April 1949; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).
  54. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Charles Mentzer, 1950; .
  55. , Obituary Clipping (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), [Page].
  56. Polk’s Emporia (Lyon County, Kans.) City Directory 1953: including Lyon County (Kansas City, Missouri: R. L. Polk, 1953), page 114, Mentzer C O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018).
  57. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, C O Mentzer, 1953; .
  58. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Letha Doolittle, San Bernadino, California, Transcription (Charles Mentzer Notebook). Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments.
  59. , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.001), Yates Center Cemetery, , , .
  60. , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.007), .
  61. BillionGraves, digital images of tombstone, BillionGraves (billiongraves.com : viewed online December 2018), memorial for Charles O. Mentzer (1869-1955), BillionGraves created by mcphilbrick, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Kansas; accompanying photograph by AK, Charles O. Mentzer.

Range 14 East 6th PM Index

Have you ever had trouble documenting a father/son relationship? Or, have you had trouble separating records for men of the same name? My go to source in these situations has been the land records.

In Kansas, we are lucky in that most counties maintain what is called the Range Index. Basically, this is an index of the land transactions for the range. What is nice about this index is that each quarter section has its own page. Thus, it is easy to see how land was transferred over time.

Last August, I was able to travel to Woodson County, Kansas to track down a court case and to obtain copies of the land records for my Mentzer, Wells, and Ricketts families. Below is a transcription of the information found in the index for Range 14.

Woodson County, Kansas
Range 14 Index

KS-Woodson-range-index-14 Page 2SE Quarter Section 25, Township 25, Range 14 East 6th P.M.

  • L. Rup cw Grantor George Mentzer Grantee – Oct 14 1899 WD 3800 filed Nov 18 1899 Book 33 page 453
  • George Mentzer cw Grantor – Henry A Mentzer Grantee — Sept 22, 1904 WD 4000 filed Sept 24 1904 Book 40 page 320

SW Quarter Section 25 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • L. Rup cw Grantor to George Mentzer Grantee Oct 14 1899 WD $3800 filed Nov 18 1899 Book 33 page 453
  • Geo Mentzer cs Grantor to Philip E Mentzer Grantee Sept 22 1904 WD $4000 filed Sept 24, 1904 Book 40 page 321

KS-Woodson-range-index-14 Page 4NE Quarter Section 36 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • L. Rup cw Grantor to George Mentzer Grantee Oct 14 1899 WD 3800 filed Nov 18 1899 Book 33 page 453
  • Geo Mentzer Grantor to Charles [I] Mentzer Grantee May 28 1903 WD $3500 Filed June 1, 1903 Book 41 page 93

NW Quarter Section 23 Township 23 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • Geo Storch cw Grantor to Wm L Wells Grantee March 26 1885 WD $889.95 filed March 28 1885 Book R page 279
  • Wm L Wells cs Grantor to D Pyatt Grantee May 28 1887 WD $1440 filed Nov 2 1887 Book V page 510
  • Sheriff Grantor to W. L. Wells Grantee May 21 1994 SD $1000 filed Jan 6 1899 Book 3 page 336

NE Quarter Section 25 Township 23 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • MK&T Rw cw Grantor to Wm L Wells Grantee Oct 21 1883 WD $920 filed Jan 17 1884 Book P 487
  • W. L. Wells cs to David Watson Grantee Oct 27 1883 WD $1920 filed March 18 1884 Book P page 578

NE Quarter Section 2 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM
Mortgage only

NE Quarter Section 9 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • M K & T Rw Co Grantor Chas K Wells Grantee May 31 1884 WD $240 E 1/2 filed Aug 15 1884 Book S page 165

NW Quarter Section 9 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • MK & T Rw Co Grantor to C K Wells Grantee May 28 1884 WD $880 filed Aug 19 1884 Book S page 174

SW Quarter Section 28 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • Wm H Sh[e?ors] Grantor to Chas K Wells Grantee Aug 13 1885 WD $6720 filed Aug 13 1885 Book R page 452
  • C K Wells cs Grantor to F L Kinney Grantee July 26 1894 WD $3000 filed July 30 1894 Book 29 page 139
  • F L Kin[ney] Grantor to C K. Wells Grantee July 28 1894 WD $3000 filed Nov 27 1894 Book 28 page 835
  • W. H. Brow[?] Grantor to C K Wells Grantee June 28 1899 WD $1000 Filed Jan 17 1902 Book 36 page 395

SE Quarter Section 29 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • Wm H Shea[?ar] Grantor to C K Wells Grnatee Aug 13 18815 WD $6720 filed Aug 13 1885 Book R page 252
  • Chas K Wells cs Grantor to Frank Stamf[ield] Grantee Feb 9 1892 WD $4080 filed Feb 11 1892 Book 27 page 475
  • Frank Stampfli Grantor to Charles K Wells Feb 10 1892 WD $4080 filed May 23 1892 BOok 26 page 439
  • Charles K Wells cs Grantor to F Kimsey Feb [?] WD $2000 filed Feb 2 1900 Book 31 page 591

SW Quarter Section 29 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • Wm H She[arew] Grantor to C K Wells Grantee Aug 13 1885 WD $6720 filed Aug 3 1885 Book R page 452
  • C K Wells cs Grantor to Frank Stampfle Grantee Feb 9 1892 WD $4080 filed Feb 11 1892 Book 27 page 475
  • Frank Stampfle Grantor to Charles K Wells Grnatee Feb 10 1892 WD $4080 Filed May 23 1892 Book 26 page 439

NW Quarter Section 29 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • Wm H Shea Grantor to Chas K wells Grantee Aug 13 1885 WD $6720 Filed Aug 13 1885 Book R page 452
  • Chas K Wells cs Grantor to Frank Stampfle Grantee Feb 9 1892 WD $4080 filed Feb 11 1892 Book 27 page 475
  • Frank Stampfle Grantor to Chas K Wells Grantee Feb 10 1892 WD $4080 Filed May 23 1892 Book 26 page 439
  • Charles K Wells cw Grantor to F Kinney Grantee Feb 1 1900 WD $1000 filed Feb 2 1900 Book 31 page 590

SE Quarter Section 31 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • MK&T Rw Co Grantor to C K Wells Grantee July 3 1888 WD $672 filed Dec 7 1888 Book I (or J) page 139
  • C K Wells cw Grantor to Anton Luik Nov 10 1898 WD $1200 filed Feb 28 1899 Book 32 page 626

NW Quarter Section 31 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • Wm H. Shea cw Grantor to Chas K Wells Grantee Aug 13 1885 Wd $6720 N 1/2 filed Aug 13 1885 Book R page 452
  • M K & T Rw Co Grantor to C. K. Wells Grantee July 3 1888 WD $1203.41 S 1/2 Filed Dec 7 1888 Book I (or J) page 136

SW Quarter Section 31 Township 24 Range 14 East 6th PM

  • MK&T Rw Co Grantor to C K Wells Grante July 3 1888 WD $1203.41 filed Dec 7 1888 Book I (or J) page 136
  • C. K. Wells cw Grnator to Ferdinand Wagner Grantee Nov 10 1898 WD $800 filed Jan 14 1899 Book 32 page 604

SE Quarter Section 36, Township 24, Range 14 East 6th PM

  • Geo W. Allen Grantor to Fred Mentzer Grnatee Feb 8 1899 WD $3200 Filed March 25 1899 Book 31 page 433

1869 Briles Deed

Coffey County Kansas
Deed Book O
Page 603

Warranty Deed
This indenture made this twentieth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand sixty nine between Alexander Briles and Sarah his wife of Neosho Township in the County of Coffey and State of Kansas of the first part and Noah W Briles of Neosho Township in the county of Coffey and State of Kansas of the second part witnesseth that the said party of the first part in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to them duly paid have sold and by these presents do grant and convey to the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land situated in Coffey County and State of Kansas and described as follows to wit: The West Half of the North East Quarter of Section Twelve in Township Twenty Three of Range Fifteen (15) East containing eighty acres more or less with its appurtenances and all the estate titles and interest of the said parties of the first part therein and the said Alexander Briles and Sarah his wife do hereby covenant and agree that at the delivery hereof they are the lawful owners of the premises above granted and seized of a good and indefeasible estate of inheritance therein free and clear of all encumbrances and that they will warrant and defend the said in the quiet and peaceable possession of said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals this day and year above written.
Alexander Briles (seal)
Sarah Briles (seal)
State of Kansas
County of Coffey
On this twentieth day of September AD 1869 before me a justice of the peace in and for said county came Alexander Briles and Sarah Briles his wife to me personally known to be the identical persons describe in and whose names are affixed to the above conveyance as grantor and acknowledged the same to be their own voluntary act and deed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal on the day and year last above written.
W F Thornberry
JP
Filed for record Nov 19 1872
At 11 am Stumped 50C
Wm H Bear
Register of Deeds

Deed-KS-Coffey-Briles-Noah

Pets

1966-PeppyI recently watched a video that included a Golden Retriever puppy going down a slide. This brought back memories of our family dog, Peppy. Peppy joined the family while we were living on P street in Lincoln, Nebraska. When Peppy was a puppy, we would take him to Woods Park for him to go down a short children’s slide. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of Peppy going down the slide.

1958-Crawford-Marcia-Terry-David-and-dog-SusiePrior to our move to Lincoln, our constant childhood companion was our dog, Susie. I don’t remember Susie as a pup, but I’m guessing she joined the family after our move to Dodge City when I was three. I do remember the tears when we found out Susie wasn’t going with us when we moved to Lincoln in 1967.

blackyAbout the time I was 8 or 9, a small black kitten joined the family – Blacky. Blacky loved to cuddle, but he was also a fighter. When we first got him, he had to wear a collar with a bell so that the birds would be scared away. One day, Blacky went missing. When he finally made it home, his right front paw was caught in his collar. That was the last day he wore a collar — until our move to Lincoln.

Lincoln had a leash law for cats and Blacky had to be kept on a leash when outside. Since he had always been able to go outside, he adapted to the collar and leash. We would clip his leash to the clothesline giving Blacky the ability to explore most of the yard. The squirrels would sit in the tree and taunt him. They seemed to know the limit of Blacky’s leash and stay out of his reach. One day, he hunkered down and waited. An unfortunate squirrel got within Blacky’s reach. Needless to say, the remaining squirrels left him alone after that.

sunnyShortly after my marriage, my husband, Michael, agreed that I could have a dog. Unfortunately, there was a stipulation with that — the dog couldn’t be in the house. Sunny and I made the best of the situation. Sunny would get to come in for short periods of time — he just couldn’t stay. During the summers, he would join me on my trips to summer school. While in Emporia, Sunny got to stay in the house!

JessieA year or two after Sunny’s death, a small gray cat began visiting our yard. I was allowed to feed her, but again ‘she couldn’t come in the house.’ She became Jessie and was taken to the vet for shots, etc. It didn’t take much time before Jessie was allowed in our house and became part of the family. Jessie was my cat. She loved spending time in my office watching the birds or curling up on the afghan with me for a nap.

Jake MikeWhen Jessie was about 10, a small yellow kitten began coming around the house. About the second day, the kitten jumped in Mike’s lap. Somehow, that kitten knew who he had to convince that he was our kitten! Jake is no longer a kitten, but a big yellow cat. Jake has always been Mike’s cat. Jake is a loving cat and purrs a lot. He allows me to pet him and sometimes will snuggle next to me. However, it is Mike’s attention he craves and Mike’s lap he seeks.

I still long for the companionship of a dog but love having a cat in the house!

Join the ‘Saturday Night Genealogy Fun’. What are your memories of the pets in your family?

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Creamery Mess Part 2

After doing some research on Newspapers.com and the web for the Yates Center Creamery, I have been able to put together a better timeline. I even found summaries for two of the Kansas Supreme Court cases.

I still have some major documents to locate that will require trips to Topeka and/or to Yates Center, Kansas.

  • District Court Cases
  • Kansas Supreme Court Cases (entire files)
  • Corporation papers — likely with the Kansas Secretary of State

Below is what I’ve located regarding George Mentzer and the Yates Center Creamery.

19 Mar 1897 – Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) page 5 on Newspapers.com

H.D. Burlingame, president of the creamery association, is doing some good work for that promising new industry. He has been soliciting shares this week and has met with flattering success.

26 Mar 1897, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5

An interesting meeting of the Yates Center creamery association promoters was held at the G.A.R. hall last Saturday. The committee appointed to solicit stock reported that enough stock has been taken and a sufficient number of cows pledged to guarantee a success of the creamery, and we were authorized to say that work will be commenced on the building next week if the weather will permit. An explanation was made by the secretary as to the mode of paying the notes signed by the stock holder for their respective shares, that they would be paid out of the sinking fund provided and profits of the business and would be returned to the maker as soon as the indebtedness on the buildings and machinery was paid. Also that the shareholders would only be responsible for double the amount of the stock they take and not to be responsible for any one elses shares. Everyone present expressed a desire to see the creamery made a success and with that feeling there is no reason for failure. About $215 was reported as having been subscribed as a donation to the association by the business men and citizens of the city to be applied on the building and payable when building is completed. There will be a meeting next Saturday at 2 p.m. at the same place and everybody that wishes to take stock or is interested in the creamery in anyway is earnestly requested to be present. The object is to give all an opportunity to learn more about the methods of conducting the different branches of the work and have more stock taken, for the more that is taken and the greater the amount of milk furnished from the very start the sooner your notes will be paid and the greater the profits will be for each share holder.

27 Apr 1897 The Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital (Topeka, Kansas) 27 Apr 1897, Tue – image 5 on Newspapers.com

New Charters Issued

The Yates Center Creamery association capital stock, $2,500. The directors are D. M. Ray, George Mentzger, A. L. Dutro, H. D. Burlingame, Fred Wilkinson, C. R. Davidson and H. H. Winter.

7 Jan 1898, Fri – Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5

Creamary Meeting

The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Yates Center Creamery Association was held in the creamery building last Monday afternoon. Among other things it was determined to change the constitution of the corporation so that the board of directors could fix the price of butter for every two weeks or one month in advance, that milk to be paid for every two weeks and that milk should be tested twice a month instead of three times a week as heretofore. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, A. Schwenson; vice-president, F. H. Spencer; sec., Fred Wilkinson: treas., H. H. Winter: trustees, Geo. Mentzer, Center township; A. D. Fletcher, Owl Creek township: A. L. Dutro, Liberty township. The secretary reported the total amount of milk received last year: 445,499 pounds, total amount of butter, 17,163 pounds: total amount received for butter, butter milk and cream, $2,959; amount of running expenses, about $1,034: total amount paid out $3,037.72.

14 Feb 1902 – The Toronto Republican (Toronto, Kansas) image 4 – on Newspapers.com

Kirkpatrick & Holmes, attorneys for Geo. Mentzer and Fred Wilkinson, have brought a suit to wind up the affairs of the Yates Center Creamery Association, and to compel the stockholders to bear their proportion of the indebtedness, all of which has been adjusted by Messrs. Mentzer and Wilkinson. The indebtedness aggregates about $4,000.00. There are almost 40 defendants, probably by far the greatest number ever connected with a case in this county. It is safe to predict that these attorneys will make the case red hot, and that the affairs of the creamery will shortly be settled.

21 Feb 1902, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 on Newspapers.com

The stock holders in the old creamery association of this place are engaging in a legal mix-up which will prove expensive to all of them.

7 Mar 1902, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 on Newspapers.com

The stockholders in the Yates Center creamery association are being sued on the double liability clause of the constitution – Fredonia Citizen

19 Mar 1902 The Citizen (Howard, Kansas) image 4 – on Newspapers.com

It Depends

The stockholders of the Yates Center Creamery association are being sued on the double liability clause of the constitution. – Fredonia Citizen

21 Mar 1902 The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 on Newspapers.com

District court

Judge Stillwell convened court here Tuesday morning and the following cases were disposed of up to this morning:

George Mentzer et al vs Yates Center Creamer Association, Deft given leave to plead instanter

20 Jun 1902, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 on Newspapers.com

District Court

District court convened Tuesday, Judge Stillwell presiding. The following cases were disposed of up to this morning:

Geo Mentzer et al vs Yates Center Creamery Association et al, continued.

4 Jul 1902, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 4 on Newspapers.com

The Yates Center News says the creamery at that place never did pay, and the stockholders are in a peck of trouble on account of a threatened law suit. The writer’s sympathy is with the stockholders. He has had some experience in that line. – LeRoy Reporter

30 Oct 1902, Thu – The Fort Scott Weekly Tribune (Fort Scott, Kansas) image 3

D. B. Williams, manager of the Fort Scott creamery, went out to Yates Center this morning to see what arrangements he could make to have the butter fat of that territory shipped to his creamery here. The Yates Center Creamery recently closed down and the farmers out there have no market for their cream. They want to sell it here. The trains now run so that it could be handled here nicely and Mr. Williams wants to do it. Some of the farmers living as far out as the flint hills would like to shop their butter fat here, but the trains do not run so it can be handled to advantage.

31 Oct 1902, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 on Newspapers.com

Court Docket

Mentzer vs Y.C. creamery association et al

14 Nov 1902, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 – on Newspapers.com

Art Dutro came in from Ft. Dodge Tuesday evening to attend court. He is one of the defendants in the creamery case which will be heard before Judge Stillwell this term of court.

10 Apr 1903 – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) 1- Apr 1903, Fri image 8

Final Notice

List of lands and town lots sold at tax sale September 4, 1900

Notice is hereby given that the following list of lands and town lots in the county of Woodson and State of Kansas were sold for taxes by the county treasurer of said county and state on the 4th day of September 1900, under and by virtue of the laws in force for such cases made and provided. Now, unless the owners of such lands and town lots shall redeem the same on or before September 4, 1903, the holders of certificates of purchase will be entitled to deeds therefor. Conveyance will be made to said holders of certificates on presentation of said certificates to the county clerk of Woodson county, Kansas, after the date last above mentioned.

The names of owners, so far as known, and the amounts necessary to redeem are as follows, to wit:

Yates Center City

Y C Creamery Asso., lots 40 and 41 in south add … 243.39

29 May 1903, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 1

Court Docket

Following is the court docket for June term 1903. Term convenes June 9, 1903.

Geo Mentzer et al vs The Yates Center Creamery Association

5 Jun 1903, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 1 on Newspapers.com

Commissioners Court

The commissioners were in session the first three days of the week, all members present, as a board of equalization. Not many people appeared with complaints. They ordered the county clerk to equalize the valuation of all cattle in the various township of the count to $9.50 and the horses at $23.75 per head. The value of the Yates Center Creamery was reduced from $640 to $350.

10 Jul 1903, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 on Newspapers.com

District Court

Judge Foust and Stenographer Finney came Monday to hold an adjourned term of court. The following cases were disposed of:

Mentzer et al vs. Creamery. Taken under advisement

30 Oct 1903, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 – on Newspapers.com

Bar Docket

For the November term of the District Court. Term begins November 10th.

Geo. Mentzer et al vs. The Yates Center Creamery Association et al

13 Nov 1903, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 – on Newspapers.com

Will Holliday has bought the old creamery property. He does not know yet what use he will make of it. Why not covert it into an electric light plant? It would be a paying investment from the start.

20 Nov 1903, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 – on Newspapers.com

District Court

The following cases have been disposed of in district court:

Mentzer vs Y.C. creamery association, find for defendants

26 Feb 1904, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 1 – on Newspapers.com

Court Docket

List of cases for March Term. Term begins March 8, 1904

Geo. Mentzer vs Y.C. Creamery Association

18 Mar 1904, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 – on Newspapers.com

District Court

The following cases were disposed of during the March term of court:

Mentzer vs Creamery Asso., deed to Holiday declared good

10 June 1905 – Kansas Supreme Court Mentzer v. Burlingame 71 Kan. 581 – on Rival

mentzerBurlingameMentzer v. Burlingame

George Mentzer v. H. D. Burlingame et al.

George Mentzer v. H. D. Burlingame et al.

71 Kan. 581

No. 14,171

Kansas Supreme Court

Decided June 10 1905

Kirkpatrick & Holmes, for plaintiff in error.

Lamb & Hogueland, and B. F. Shinn, for defendants in error.

Mentzer v. Burlingame, 71 Kan. 581, 581 (Kan. 1905)

Error from Woodson district court; OSCAR FOUST, judge. SYLLABUS BY THE COURT. 1. Practice, District Court — Joinder of Actions. Under sec­tion 83 of the code of civil procedure (Gen. Stat. 1901, sec. 4517), where several causes of action are joined they must all belong to one class and must affect all the parties, ex­cept in suits of foreclosure. 2. -Petition and Demurrer. Where a trial court, in sus­taining a demurrer to a petition on the ground that it fails to state facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action, spe­cifically bases the order upon the ruling that the causes of action are barred by the statute of limitations, and the pe­tition does not show that fact, the judgment will be re­versed. Affirmed in part, reversed in part. The opinion of the court was delivered by In this case the plaintiff, Mentzer, sued the defendant Burlingame, and five other defendants, for contribution to judgments on ten different promissory notes given for different amounts at different times from about May 11, 1897, to February 4, 1902. The plaintiff alleges that all of the notes were given to secure loans negotiated by a corporation organized for the purpose of building and equipping a creamery; that all of the signers were sureties for the creamery company and were officers and members of the creamery association; that the plaintiff and one of the defendants signed all of the notes; that two of the defendants signed four notes each; that one signed three notes, and that two of the defendants signed only one note; that some of the notes were given in renewal of others, and that the indebtedness of the creamery association secured by the notes arose out of the transaction of building and equipping a creamery; that judgments had been ren­dered against him for ..the entire amount and he had paid them in full. The petition purports to set forth but one cause of action and states the sum claimed from each defendant. The defendants severally demurred to the petition on three grounds’: (1) That there was another action pending between the same parties for the same cause; (2) that several causes of action were improperly joined; (3) that the petition did not show facts suf­ficient to constitute a cause of action against this de­fendant. Each demurrer was sustained by the court, upon the grounds that there was a misjoinder of ac­tions and that the causes of action were barred by the statute of limitations. The plaintiff elected to stand upon his petition and predicates the proceeding in error in this court upon the ruling upon the demurrer. It is apparent from the petition, numbering the notes from 1 to 10, that notes Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7, at least, were given for independent loans at differ­ent times, and that all of the notes except No. 4 were given to one man, or to a bank owned by him, and that No. 4 was given to one Mrs. McKinney for a $400 loan. Two of the defendants signed note No. 4, and no other, and one of the defendants did .not sign this note. Whatever may be the rule of contribution as be­tween signers of different notes given to secure the same indebtedness, or of uniting in one action for con­tribution all sureties on notes given for the same in­debtedness, it must be conceded that sureties on dif­ferent notes for independent loans are not cosureties, and that each separate loan constitutes a separate cause of action, and that one who, as surety, signs a note which is a separate cause of action is not affected by an action on another note to which he is a stranger. If so, these separate causes of action, even if they arose out of the same transaction, were improperly joined. (L. N. & S. Rly. Co. v. Wilkins, 45 Kan. 674, 26 Pac. 16; Hurd v. Simpson, 47 id. 372, 27 Pac. 961; Rizer v. Comm’rs of Davis Co., 48 id. 389, 29 Pac. 595.) If the entire indebtedness secured by these notes had been established against the corporation, and the plaintiff, as an officer of the corporation, had paid it and sought contribution from the defendants as stock­holders, a different rule would perhaps apply. The two defendants who signed note No. 4 to secure the loan of $400 from Mrs. McKinney are in no sense co-­sureties with the plaintiff or with the defendants who, months before, signed notes Nos. l and 2, to secure loans for $1000 and $1200, respectively, from a bank. Nor did the indebtedness to Mrs. McKinney and to the bank arise out of the same transaction, even if all the money borrowed was used by the corporation for the general purpose of erecting and equipping a creamery. In the judgment of dismissal the trial court spe­cifically stated that it sustained the demurrer not only upon the ground that several causes of action were im­properly joined but also upon the ground that the sev­eral causes of action were barred by the statute of limitations. The petition does not show upon its face that the causes of action are barred. A surety’s right of action for reimbursement or contribution accrues when he pays the debt of his principal or cosureties, and the statute then begins to run. The fact that an action on the original debt is barred at the time the surety begins his proceeding for reimbursement or contribution is immaterial; it is only necessary that the debt be not barred at the time the surety pays it. The ruling sustaining the demurrer on the ground of misjoinder of actions is approved, but the judgment of dismissal must be vacated because of the error in sustaining the demurrer on the ground that the causes of action were barred by the statute. of limitations. By the judgment of dismissal on the grounds stated the plaintiff was denied the statutory right of filing several petitions and proceeding without further serv­ice. The case is remanded, with instructions to pro­ceed in accordance with the views herein expressed. — Mentzer v. Burlingame, 71 Kan. 581, 582-84 (Kan. 1905)

 

14 Jul 1905, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) image 5 on Newspapers.com

About a month ago the creamery case was decided in the Supreme Court adverse to Mr. Mentzer. In connection with the matter at that time we quoted Attorney Holmes who represented Mr. Mentzer, as saying that nothing would be left undone. A motion for a rehearing was made, which was sustained so far as to modify the opinion and remand the case with instructions to the trial court to overrule the demurrer. This means that Mr. Mentzer, who paid the debts of the creamery, has won and will recover from the others who are liable, a portion of what he has paid.

9 Mar 1906, Fri – Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) on Newspapers.com 

Bar Docket

Following is the list of cases for the March term of court:

Mentzer vs Davidson et al

Mentzer vs Wilkinson

Mentzer vs Burlingame et al

Mentzer vs Fletcher et al

Mentzer vs Ray et al

01 Jun 1906, Fri – Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) on Newspapers.com

Court Docket

Following are the cases on the docket for the June term of court:

Mentzer vs. Davidson et al.

Mentzer vs Wilkinson

Mentzer vs. Burlingame et al

Mentzer vs Fletcher et al

Mentzer vs Ray et al

20 Jul 1906, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) on Newspapers.com

In the famous “creamery case,” the court at the adjourned term found that  Burlingame and others were not liable. This leaves Geo. Mentzer and Fred Wikinson to stand the loss sustained by those interested in the old creamery.

6 June 1908 Mentzer v. Burlingame (78 Kan. 219) on ravellaw.com

George Mentzer v. H. D. Burlingame et al.

George Mentzer v. H. D. Burlingame et al.

78 Kan. 219

No. 15,204

Kansas Supreme Court

Decided June 06 1908

  1. S. Kirkpatrick, and S. C. Holmes, for plaintiff in error.
  2. H. Lamb, and W. E. Hogueland, for defendant in error. —

Mentzer v. Burlingame, 78 Kan. 219, 219 (Kan. 1908)

Error from Woodson district court;

Oscar Foust, judge.

 

Error from Woodson district court;

Oscar Foust, judge.

SYLLABUS BY THE COURT. Suretyship and Guaranty — Contribution — Limitation of Ac­tions.

A surety’s right of action for contribution against a cosurety accrues at the time he pays the debt of the principal, and the statute of limitations does not begin to run against his cause of action until he has paid the debt. Reversed. The opinion of the court was delivered by A former judgment was reversed for error in sustaining a demurrer based on the statute of limitations, which defense this court held did not ap­pear on the face of the petition. (Mentzer v. Burlin­game, 71 Kan. 581, 81 Pac. 196.) Plaintiff and defend­ant were cosureties for the Yates Center Creamery As­sociation on two promissory notes which were held by the Yates Center Bank. On April 11, 1898, when the notes matured, the bank took a new note for the amount of both, which was signed by the plaintiff and other cosureties but which was not signed by the defendant. Thereafter the bank obtained a judgment against the plaintiff upon the last-mentioned note. He satisfied the judgment on June 10, 1903, and afterward brought this suit for contribution against his cosureties, includ­ing the defendant, Burlingame. The cause was tried to the court without a jury. The court made findings of fact, and held as conclusions of law that the giving of the last note to the bank constituted a payment of the two notes signed by Burlingame; that any cause of action in favor of the plaintiff against his cosureties accrued at that time, and, as this suit was not begun until March 2, 1904, it Was barred by the statute of limitations. In this we think the learned judge erred. The original notes were simply renewed by the giving of the new note. This is shown conclusively by the evidence and findings of fact. No proof was offered which even tended to show an agreement between the bank and the makers of the new note that it should operate as payment. The bank retained the old notes, which were not stamped or marked “paid.” Prima, facie the giving of the new note was merely a renewal, and not a payment. The burden rested upon the de­fendant to show the contrary: (Stetler v. King, 43 Kan. 316, 23 Pac. 558, and cases cited; Webb v. Bank, 67 Kan. 62, 72 Pac. 520.) The statute did not begin to run until the cause of action for contribution accrued, and that was when the surety satisfied the debt. The action was not upon the note nor upon the judgment, but upon the implied promise for contribution. (Reed v. Humphrey, 69 Kan. 155, 76 Pac. 390; Gross v. Davis, 87 Tenn. 226, 11 S. W. 92, 10 Am. St. Rep. 635; Zuellig v. Hemerlie et al., 60 Ohio St. 27, 53 N. E. 447, 71 Am. St. Rep. 707.) A surety’s right of action for contribution from a co-­surety accrues at the time he pays the debt. The stat­ute of limitations does not begin to run against his right until such payment. (Loewenthal v. Coonan, 135 Cal. 381, 67 Pac. 324, 1033, 68 Pac. 303, 87 Am. St. Rep. 115. See, also, extended note to Scott v. Nichols, 27 Miss. 94, in 61 Am. Dec. 504-508.) The judgment is reversed, and the cause remanded for further proceedings in accordance with this opinion. — Mentzer v. Burlingame, 78 Kan. 219, 220-21 (Kan. 1908)

 

19 Jun 1908, Fri – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) on Newspapers.com

The judgment in the case of Mentzer vs Burlingame (old Creamery case) has been reversed by the Supreme court. S. C. Holmes represented Mr. Mentzer and has obtained two reversals in this case in the Supreme Court.

10 Aug 1911

The Toronto Republican (Toronto, Kansas) 10 Aug 1911, Thu – image 1

Delinquent Corporations

There are 15,000 delinquent corporations in Kansas in danger of losing their charters on August 20 for failure to comply with the law by filing their annual statements with the secretary of state. Of this number 20 are in Woodson county. The following is the list:

Yates Center Creamery co., Yates Center

22 Dec 1911 – The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas) on Newspapers.com – image 5

The Old Creamery Case Ended

The case of Mentzer vs Burlingame et al, commonly known as the creamery case which has been in the courts for about ten years, was finally ended this week when the mandate from the supreme court was entered for record. This trial grew out of the failure of the creamery. Geo. Mentzer paid all the debts, being an officer in the company, which was about $5,000, and sought to recover part of it form the other stockholders of the institution and has at last won. S.C. Holmes represented Mr. Mentzer and Lamb & Hogueland represented the other parties. This has been the hardest fought case ever in the courts of the county, and has been in the supreme court three times, but the first two trials the case was decided against the case of the plaintiff, but the last appeal the court reversed itself and found for Mr. Mentzer. Mr. Holmes’ staying qualities finally won the case for him.

Edward Grant Briles

BRILEED

Edward Grant Briles was born on 18 Jul 1869 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.113

He lived in California Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 26 Jun 1870.14 He lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jun 1875.15 Edward lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 2 Jun 1880.16

He attended Rosemound School in Coffey, Kansas, United States in in Aug 1880.

He lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1885.17

Edward  purchased the undivided one fourth interest n the west half of the northeast quarter of section twelve (12) township twenty three (23) South of range fifteen (15) east on 14 Jan 1889 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.18 He  sold land  on 6 Feb 1889 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.19 He received a mortgage on the undivided one half of the west half of the north east quarter of section no. twelve (12), township no 23 (23), range no fifteen (15) on 6 Feb 1889 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.20

Edward Grant Briles and Frances Artlissa ‘Artie’ Ricketts were married on 19 Feb 1890 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,7,13,2125

Edward was released from the mortgage on the undivided one half of the west half of the north east quarter of section no twelve (12), township no 23 (230, range no fifteen (15) on 13 Apr 1891 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.20

He was the father of Edward Osmond Briles4,8,2637 He was the father of Ethel Frances Briles27,3840 Edward was the father of Glen Briles27,4143

He lived in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1895.44

He  sold land being the undivided one half interest in the west half of the north east quarter of section twelve (12) township twenty three (23) South range fifteen (15) east of the sixth p.m. on 13 Aug 1896 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.45 Edward received a mortgage for the west half of the north east quarter of section twelve(12) township twenty three (23) South range fifteen (15) east of the sixth p.m. on 15 Aug 1896 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.46

He was the father of Lulu Belle Briles27,4748

He lived in Pleasant Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 18 Jun 1900.49

Edward owned land being the S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section 26 in Township in 1901 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.50

He was paid $11 for work on a bridge in Jan 1902 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.51

In Aug 1902, he  visited C. Kimball in Rock Creek, Coffey County, Kansas.52

Edward attended a farewell party for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Rockhill in Nov 1903 in Rock Creek, Coffey County, Kansas.53

He lived in Pleasant Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States in Apr 1905.54

He went to Iola Saturday to visit a few days with E G’s brother-in-law, M. Ricketts in Sep 1906.55

Edward entertained Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ricketts on 25 Aug 1907 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.56

He visited with his aunt Mrs. Laura Mentzer and family in Jun 1908 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.57

He gave a party to the young people that was well attended and all enjoyed a real good old time on 9 Mar 1909 in Vernon, Woodson, Kansas, United States.58

Edward lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 20 Apr 1910.59 He lived in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Apr 1915.60 He lived in Liberty, Woodson, Kansas, USA in 1919.61

Edward lived in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 6 Jun 1920.62

In 1922,  a drilling rig was moved on the farm of he about 10 miles north of Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.63

He lived at 612 N. Jefferson in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1925.64

Edward lived at First Ward in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 2 Apr 1930.65 He lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1937.66 He lived in Woodson County, Kansas, United States in 1938.67 Edward lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1939.68

He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Artie (Frances Artlissa) Briles, on 18 Feb 1940 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.69

He lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 15 Apr 1940.7071 Edward lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1941.72 He lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1943.73 He lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1944.74 Edward lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1946.75 He lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1948.76

He died on 23 Jul 1951 at the age of 82 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.1,34,1113,7779 Edward was buried on 25 Jul 1951 at Crandall Cemetery in Coffey, Kansas, United States.34,1112,80

He had his estate probated on 23 Jul 1952 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.79

ENDNOTES

  1. Briles Genealogy (Crandall, Kansas: Max Briles, aft 1952), p. 7
  2. 1900 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, [CivilDivision], [ED], [PageID], [HouseholdID], [Person]; digital imge, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : [AccessType] [AccessDate]); NARA T623. [FileNumber]
  3. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online August 2016), memorial for Edward Grant Briles (1869-1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110405863, created by Marcia Philbrick, citing Crandall Cemetery, Le Roy, Coffey County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Marcia Philbrick, Edward Grant Briles.
  4. Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  5. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1905 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1905_31; Line: 24.
  6. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1875 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1875_4; Line: 18.
  7. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 434.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  8. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1925 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1925_1; Line: 18.
  9. , Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925, Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1895 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: v115_27; Line: 12.
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  11. Edward Grant Briles Funeral Book, Yates Center, Kansas, 1951, Crawford Family Papers, privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, KS, 2016. passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Pauline Briles.
  12. Crandall Cemetery (Crandall, Coffey County, Kansas), Eddie G Briles, Latitude 38:4:6.6 Longitude 95:43:8.99999; photographed by Marcia Philbrick, May 2018.
  13. “Obituary,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Pauline Briles; privately held 2018 by Marcia Crawford Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS 66538.
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  49. 1900 U.S. Census, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Pleasant Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 432, Sheet 7A, household 124, Briles Edward G.
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  51. “Accounts Allowed,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 24 January 1902, p. 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).
  52. “Rock Creek,” local news, The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 21 August 1902, Osmund Briles …; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online January 2017).
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  78. “Ed Briles Dead,” obituary, The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 24 July 1951, p. 1; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).
  79. F. A. Briles and E. G. Briles, 25 July 1952, Woodson County, Courthouse, Yates Center, Kansas.
  80. “The Briles Rites Today,” The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 25 July 1951, p. 1; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).

Ricketts News

1907-Aug-27-Daily-Republican-Burlington-KS-Briles-EdRock Creek Sr

August 25

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cokely spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Briles, D. Ricketts and wife and Hazel, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ricketts and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ricketts of Kempton, Ind., were also there. Mr and Mrs. Louis Ricketts came in on the Saturday train as a surprise to his brother J. M. and his nieces, Mrs. Ed Briles and Mrs. Albert Cokely. As it has been thirty years since he saw Kansas he was a small surprise himself. He says Kansas has improved greatly and if it keeps up at the regular rate it will be as good as any eastern state by the time it is as old as they are.

Why I love gossipy newspapers!

“Rock Creek Sr,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 27 August 1907, p. 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).