Throwback Thursday

Mentzer Bibles

Emeline Minnick Mentzer Bible

Deaths

Mrs. Elizabeth Minnick died July 20 1889
John Minnick died 1893 age 81

Wilson Minnick born Aug 28 1844
died in January

Gary Mentzer born June 1838 – died Jan. 1912

Susie May Mentzer Tunnicliff passed away Jan 6 1909 age 35

Children of Charles & Nettie Mentzer
Gladys Olive mEntzer July 9 1894
Pauline Edith Mentzer Mar 28 1896
Paul Emory Mentzer Mar 28 1896

Children of Fred & Anna Mentzer
Hazel Adel Mentzer June 19 1896
some text cut off

written in on side
Cecil Marie Mentzer [Nov] 7 1897

Births

Charles Oliver Mentzer born July 1 1869 in Kewanee, Ill

John Freddie Mentzer born Mar 3 1871 in Kewanee, Ill

Susan May Mentzer born Feb. 28 1873 Woodson Co., Kansas

Henry Arnold Mentzer – born Dec 31 – 1874 – Woodson Co., Kansas

Phillip Embry Mentzer – Feb. 22 – 1877 Woodson Co., Kansas

Ernest Everett Mentzer – May 10, 1880 Woodson Co., Kansas

Clara Edith Mentzer – Sept 20 1882 Woodson Co Kansas

Clarence Albet Mentzer April 7 – 1887 Woodson Co., Kansas

Marriages
George Mentzer & Emmaline Minnich
married Jan 1 – 1867 – Rev. Applebee
Emaline Minnich born Aug 6 1848 in Pennsylvania, Franklin Co.

George Mentzer born June 19 1838 Stow Massachusetts

Charles Oliver – son of George & Emma Mentze
married to Nettie Adell Wells Oct 18 1893
Woodson Co. Kansas

John Fred – son of Geo & Emma Mentzer
married to Anna May Wells Mar 27 1895
in Woodson Co., Kansas

Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (no place: no publisher, no date); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, George Mentzer & Emmaline Minnick married Jan 1 1867 Rev. Applebee

Charles Mentzer Bible

Self Pronouncing Edition in which all the proper names are divided, accented and marked with the vowel sounds, showing how they should be pronounced. The New Testament Translated out of the original Greek and with the Former translations diligently compared and revised The text conformable to that of the Oxford Bible printed at the University Press, Oxford

Bible in poor condition stored in a box Cover of box says Belong to Pauline Briles 1982

C. O. Mentzers Family Bible

Family register Parents’ Names
Husband, Charles O. Mentzer born , 1869, July 1,
Wife, Nettie A. Wells born, 1873, Feb.5
married, 1893 Oct.3

C. O. Mentzer born July 1 1869
(dates given showing calculation of age 1938–1869 = 69 yrs old

Children’s Names
Gladys O. Mentzer born July 9.1894
Paul E. Mentzer ” March 28.1896
Pauline E. Mentzer 28.1896
Leslie G. Mentzer born Aug 23. 1898
Herbert Wells Mentzer July 20, 1900

on back page Emporia, Kan
April 13-43
Charles O. Mentzer
5-18-43
Mon or Tuesd
Mon 17 May 3:30 pp a.m.
5-16-43
17
Brother Fred Death

Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Bible Charles O. Mentzer. passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Pauline Briles.

Bible given to Charles Mentzer by Pauline Briles

THE HOLY BIBLE
Containing the Old and New Testaments
King James Version
Cleveland: The World Publishing Company

Charles Mentzer engraved on front

Inscription:
Holy Bible presented to
Charles O. MENTZER
by
Pauline

For
Letha and Geo Doolittle
Love Mom Briles

Family Register
Pauline E. Briles
and
Edward Osumond Briles
were united in
Holy Matrimony
on the Oct 29 day of Friday
in the year of our Lord 1915
at Christian Church Parsonge
Yates Center
Kansas

Births
Edward Osumond Briles born June 21-1891
died May 28-1956
Pauline Edith Mentzer born March 28-1896 children
Walter Emery Briles born Aug 7-1917
Kenneth Briles born Sept. 26 1918
Letha Marie Briles born Sept 14 1924
Roberta Adell Briles born June 29 1930
Barbara Ann Briles born Aug 22 1934
Walter Briles born Aug 14 1917

Pauline & Osumond Briles married 1915 October 29-1915

Marriages
Letha & Geo Doolittle married Nov 9-1944
Walter & Fay Blair married Oct 11-1941
Roberta & Eugene Crawford married June 9-1951
Barbara & Marvin Thompson married Oct 16-1954

I Joined Christian Church in Emporia March 4-1934 signed Pauline Briles

Deaths
My mother Nettie Wells Mentzer died Feb 9 1939
My father Charles Oliver Mentzer died Aug 14 1955
Kenneth Briles died June 10-1919
Edward Osumond Briles died May 28-1956
Paul Mentzer Aug 1942
DeLois Mentzer
Herbert Mentzer died March 25 1977
Ruth Mentzer
Ada Mentzer
Gladys Green July 9, 1974
Barbara Thompson died May 3, 1982
Walter Briles July 14, 1982

Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Lloyd Doolittle, San Bernardino, California, Charles Mentzer / Pauline Briles family Bible

Herbert Mentzer

Herbert Wells Mentzer was born on 20 Jul 1900 at a farm northwest of Yates Center in Woodson, Kansas, United States.19

He was the child of Charles Oliver Mentzer and Nettie Adell Wells.

Herbert Mentzer was listed in the household of C. O. Mentzer as a 4 year old male who was born in Kansas. The family was living in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas on the 1905 Kansas census.10

Herbert W Mentzer was listed as a 9 year old male who was born in Kansas in the household of Charles O. Mentzer on the 1910 census. The family was living in Liberty township, Coffey County, Kansas.11

In 1915, he was educated at Rosemund School District No. 9 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.1213

Herbert Mentzer was listed in the household of C. O. Mentzer as a 14 year old male who was  born in Kansas on the 1905 Kansas census. The household was living in Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas.14

About 1917, Herbert was educated at Neosho Falls High School in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.7

He registered for the military draft on 12 Sep 1918 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.15

Herbert Mentzer was listed in the household of Charles O Mentzer as a 19 year old son who was born in Kansas on the 1920 census. The family was living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas.16

On on 10 Jul 1926 he attended the Wells family reunion in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.17

Herbert witnessed the marriage of Herbert Wells Mentzer and Ruth Shirley Kitterman on 17 Sep 1928 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.4,7,1822

About 1929 he was an a fireman in the railroad yards and involved in real estate in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.7

He lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in Jun 1929.7

On 11 Jun 1929, Janice Joy Mentzer was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.7

Herbert Mentzer was listed as a 29 year old head of household on the 1930 census living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Included in the household was his 24 year old wife, Ruth and 9 month old daughter, Janice Joyce. Herbert was employed as a locomotive fireman23

After 1930 Herbert was an an engineer for the Santa Fe Railroad in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.7

He lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1933.24

He lived at farm near Talala in Oklahoma, United States between 1934 and 1940.18

Herbert lived in Talala, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States in Feb 1939.2526

He was a member of the Methodist Church in Coffey, Kansas, United States.7

Between 1940 and 1977, he was a member of the Tuscan Lodge #82 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.8,19

Herbert W. Mentzer was listed as a 39 year old head of household who was born in Kansas on the 1940 census living in Shawnee City, Pottowatomie County, Oklahoma. Herbert was employed as a locomotive fireman. Also listed in the household was his 34 year old wife, Ruth S. Mentzer, 10 year old daughter, Janice Joy and 8 year old son, Billie R.27

Herbert lived on a farm east of LeRoy in Coffey, Kansas, United States after 1940.7,18

He registered for the military draft on 16 Feb 1942 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.28

He lived in Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 26 Apr 1949.29

Herbert Mentzer was listed on the 1951 census living in Spring Creek Township, Coffey County on the 1951 Kansas census.30

Herbert attended the funeral of Philip Embry Mentzer  on 19 Jul 1952 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.3132

He lived in Leroy, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1955.3334

He attended the funeral of John Wesley Williams  in 1957 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.35

Herbert attended the funeral of Dixie L. Mentzer  on 3 Feb 1960 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.36

Between 1965 and 1977 he was a real estate broker in Coffey, Kansas, United States.78,37

On on 21 Jul 1974 he attended a Briles family reunion in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.38

Herbert lived in Leroy, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1976.39

In 1977, he was a member of the LeRoy United Methodist Church in Coffey, Kansas, United States.8

He died on 25 Mar 1977 at the age of 76 at Allen County Hospital in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.1,34,79,19,4042

The funeral of Herbert Wells Mentzer was held on 28 Mar 1977 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.34,78

He was buried on 28 Mar 1977 at LeRoy Cemetery in Coffey, Kansas, United States.1,79,43

ENDNOTES:

        1. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online April 2017), memorial for Herbert W Mentzer (1900-1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. #144895663, created by Jim Saueressig II, citing Le Roy Cemetery, Le Roy, Coffey County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Jim Saueressig II, Herbert W Mentzer.

        2. “U.S., Railroad Retirement Pension Index, 1934-1987,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018), H Mentzer.

        3. “Herbert W. Mentzer,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 25 March 1977, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 23 December 2019).

        4. “Herbert Mentzer”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 April 1977, page 5; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        5. Woodson County (Kansas) Clerk. Woodson County Kansas Births and Deaths (Yates Center, Kansas: ), transcription by Betty J. Wasmer, page 93 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.016)

        6. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Bible Charles O. Mentzer. passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Pauline Briles.

        7. “”In Memoriam” Herbert W. Mentzer LeRoy business man dies Friday a.m.,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, (Charles Mentzer Notebook); privately held 2015 by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, KS.

        8. “Death Notices – Herbert W. Mentzer,” undated clipping, March 1977, from Daily Republilcan; Crawford Family Papers newspaper clippings, saved by Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick; privately held 2021 by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas.

        9. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Funeral program Herbert W. Mentzer. saved by Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick.

        10. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12 Image 152 of 173, household 72, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Socity

        11. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B Image 14 of 30, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017)

        12. “Every Child in School,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 18 January 1915, image 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        13. “Rosemund School,” Coffey County Footprints (September 1986), page 87.

        14. 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)

        15. “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database, Ancestry (Ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Herbert Wells Mentzer.[WebRecord].

        16. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A Image 11 of 14, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625

        17. “Wells Family Reunion,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, saved by Pauline Briles and passed on to Marcia Philbrick; privately held 2020 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS. likely from Yates Center News.

        18. “Newspaper clipping Yates Center, Kansas”, (), to (), Ruth Shirley Mentzer Obituary (Charles Mentzer Notebook);

        19. “Newspaper clipping Yates Center, Kansas”, (), to ()

        20. 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).

        21. Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995, Herbert W.Mentzer – Ruth S.Kitterman, 17 September 1928; database with images, (http://www.familysearch.org : veiewed online April 2017). Original Source: Marriage records, v. 62, 1928.

        22. “Oklahoma County Marriages, 1889-1951,” database, Oklahoma Historical Society, Research Center (http://www.okhistory.org/research : viewed online December 2018), Herbert W Mentzer.

        23. 1930 U.S. Census, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, population schedule, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, ED 3, sheet 12A Image 23 of 38, household 270, Herbert Metnzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017); NARA T626

        24. Polk’s Oklahoma City Directory 1933 (Kansas City, MO: R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, 1933), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, page 420, Mentzer, Herbert W; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2017).

        25. , Clipping, unidentified clipping, Crawford Family Papers.

        26. “News of Neosho Falls,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 15 February 1939, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 July 2021).

        27. 1940 U.S. Census, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States, population schedule, Shawnee City, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, ED 63-49, sheet 2A Image 3 of 28, household 311, Herbert W. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017); NARA T627

        28. “U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 23 December 2019), Herbert Wells Mentzer.

        29. “Neosho Falls News Item,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 26 April 1949; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        30. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Herbert Mentzer, 1951; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online 23 December 2019). Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture.

        31. , “Attend Mentzer Rites, ” Funeral Attendees, unidentified clipping, Crawford Family Papers.

        32. , Obituary Clipping (N.p.: saved by Mrs. Pauline Briles, n.d.), Obituary of Philip E. Mentzer (likely from Yates Center News).

        33. “Neosho Falls News Items,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 23 August 1955, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        34. “C. O. Mentzer Dies in Emporia,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 16 August 1955, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        35. “Out of Town Relatives Here for Williams Rites”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 1 August 1957, page 5 col. 3; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        36. , Obituary, unidentified clipping, Crawford Family Papers.

        37. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Business Card Herbert Mentzer. saved by Pauline Briles and passed down to Marcia Philbrick.

        38. “Family Has Reunion,” The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 23 July 1974, page 8; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 July 2021).

        39. “Delos Paul Mentzer,” obituary, The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 13 May 1976; Newspapers.com (http://www.newspaprs.com : viewed online April 2018).

        40. Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Herbert Mentzer, 711-14-1479, before 1951.

        41. “Mrs. Herbert Mentzer,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 2 August 1977, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 2 May 2020).

        42. Pauline Mentzer Briles family, The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments King James Version (: The World Publishing Company, ); Lloyd Doolittle, San Bernardino, California, Charles Mentzer / Pauline Briles family Bible

        43. “Deaths – Herbert W. Mentzer,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 25 March 1977, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 July 2021).

Front Page News

#SaturdayNightGenealogyFun

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun writing prompt is to find the front page headlines for one’s birthdate from a local newspaper.

Instead of doing this for myself, I am going to do it for my grandparents since their birthdates are public information.

As I am working on this project, I am very thankful for my Kansas roots. From its early history, the Kansas Historical Society has preserved many of the local newspapers. Many of those same newspapers have been digitized by the historical society or local library.

Thus, locating this information is relatively easy. For this project, I’m using Newspapers.com. Since I’m working with my grandparents, I’m looking for the following:

  • 6 Feb 1894 in Newton where my grandfather was born or Dodge City where the family lived most of his life (Harvey and Ford Counties)
  • 30 Jun 1903 in Lansing or Leavenworth (Leavenworth County)
  • 21 Jun 1891 in Burington or LeRoy (Coffey County)
  • 28 Mar 1896 in Yates Center or Neosho Falls (Woodson County)

Instead of searching Newspapers.com, I’m gong to use the ‘Papers’ menu to search for newspapers printed on the date in my desired location. Thus, I’m going to put the town in the ‘Narrow by Newspaper Title’ search box and the date in the ‘Enter a Date or Range’ search box. When I click on the UPDATE button, Newspapers.com shows the papers available for that location with a date range that includes my desired date.

Since I have used these papers in the past, I know that there are also papers with the county name and not the city name. Thus, I can repeat the search for the county.

I opened each of the potential papers in a new tab. Even though I entered the exact date, the search only used the year. Thus, it is possible to have a newspaper in the results that does include newspapers published in the year – but not in the month I need.

Paper begins August 1894 – thus it does not contain Feb 1894

Since many of these papers were weekly papers, I likely won’t find a local paper for the exact day my grandparent was born.

Weekly Paper

Thus, I’m going to work with the first paper found in the family’s community that was printed after the birth of my grandparent.

Leon Crawford – 6 Feb 1894

  • “Closing Out Sale at the New York Store” 1/4 page ad at top of first page with W. J. Fitzgerald identified as the receiver. The name of the store is NOT given, nor is any address included in the ad. Dodge City Democrat, February 10, 1894
  • “Washington Gossip” Dodge City Democrat, February 10, 1894
  • “They Want Revenge” Dodge City Democrat, February 10, 1894
  • “Real Estate Moving: Houston, Texas, Rapidly Coming tot he Front – The Real estate Market Active,” The Newton Semi-Weekly Journal (Newton, Kansas), 9 Feb 1894
  • “Elections Law: The Senate Passes the House Bill Unchanged,” The Newton Semi-Weekly Journal (Newton, Kansas), 9 Feb 1894
  • “Snider Acts: Threatens Orrin T. Welch with Imprisonment” The Newton Semi-Weekly Journal (Newton, Kansas), 9 Feb 1894.
  • “Bland’s Bill: It Is Taken Up by the House after Much Difficulty,” Newton Daily Republican (Newton, Kansas), 9 Feb 1894.
  • “U. P. Employes: Judge Riner of the United States Court Offers a Suggestion,” Newton Daily Republican (Newton, Kansas), 9 Feb. 1894.
  • “A Diabolical Deed: Bandits Wreck a Train Near Houston,” Newton Daily Republican (Newton, Kansas), 9 Feb 1894.
  • “Chicago’s Fish Supply,” Newton Daily Republican (Newton, Kansas), 9 Feb 1894.

Winnie Currey – 30 Jun 1903

  • “Additional Locals,” The Lansing News (Lansing, Kansas), 3 Jul 1903.
  • “King-Campbell Wedding,” The Lansing News (Lansing, Kansas) 3 Jul 1903.
  • “Prison News,” The Lansing News (Lansing, Kansas), 3 Jul 1903.
  • “Iowa Republican Convention Opens,” The Evening Standard (Leavenworth, Kansas), 1 Jul 1903.
  • “Hans’ Wyrick Badly Injured,” The Evening Standard (Leavenworth, Kansas), 1 Jul 1903.
  • “Julius Sawacski Is Dismissed by Court: The Wrong Allegation Had Been Made,” The Evening Standard (Leavenworth, Kansas), 1 Jul 1903.
  • “N’Nutt and Meeker Trials Tomorrow,” The Evening Standard (Leavenworth, Kansas), 1 Jul 1903.
  • “Last of the Dewey Testimony Yesterday,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 1 Jul 1903.
  • Eddie Hanlon and Benny Yanger Draw: Was a Fierce Fight from the Start,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 1 Jul 1903.
  • “Many Miners Buried in a Mine Explosion: Over Two Hundred Lives Were Lost,” The Leavenworth Times (Leavenworth, Kansas), 1 Jul 1903.

Edward Osmond Briles – 21 Jun 1891

  • “Stop and Read: What the New Store Has to Say,” (1/4 page ad) The Courier (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Over the County: A Large Grist of News from our Rustling Correspondents,” The Courier (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “News of the Week: Gleaned by Telegraph and Mail,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Kansas State News,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “The War in Chili,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “McDonald Dead,” Burlington Independent (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Spring Weather Calls for Spring Footwear: Chas, Kahnt & Co., (advertisement),” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891
  • Buy Grain: Woodford Brothers, (advertisement),” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “To Young Men: Able Appeal to Young Men by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage,” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Shot Down: Col. S. N. wood Killed in a Court Room,” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “McDonald Dead,” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Furious Storms: Damage Caused by Storms in Various Parts of the County,” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Kansas State News,” Burlington Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “News of the Week: Gleaned by Telegraph and Mail,” Le Roy Reporter (Le Roy, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Kansas State News,” Le Roy Reporter (Le Roy, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “The War in Chili,” Le Roy Reporter (Le Roy, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “McDonald Dead,” Le Roy Reporter (Le Roy, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “Silver Advocates,” Le Roy Reporter (Le Roy, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.
  • “A Young Deluge,” Le Roy Reporter (Le Roy, Kansas), 26 Jun 1891.

Pauline Mentzer – 28 Mar 1896

  • “Notice: About two more weeks remains to close out my stock (large ad by Sam Bukofzer),” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Spring Arrivals: Stockebrand & Stockebrand (large ad),” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Subsoiling in Greenwood County,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Botkin’s Case,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “One Farmer’s Pluck,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Sunday School Convention,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • 1/2 page of advertising, Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Editorial Notes,” Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “A Mortgage Ruling,” Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Heart of the World, by H. Rider Haggard,” The Neosho Falls Post (Neosho Falls, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Annual Assignments: Southwest Kansas M. E. Conference Stations the Preachers for Next Year,” The Neosho Falls Post (Neosho Falls, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Our Currency: Secretary Smith and ex-speaker Crips Meet in Debate,” The Neosho Falls Post (Neosho Falls, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Congress,” The Neosho Falls Post (Neosho Falls, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.
  • “Mail Subsidies: A Sharp Debate Occurs Over Extending System,” The Neosho Falls Post (Neosho Falls, Kansas), 3 Arp 1896.
  • “Kansas State News,” The Neosho Falls Post (Neosho Falls, Kansas), 3 Apr 1896.

Even with this abundance of local newspapers, a search of Newspapers.com for birth announcements only turns up one such announcement.

Born

To Mr. and Mrs. J. Crawford of Allison street, a son.

“Born,” Newton Daily Republican (Newton, Kansas) 9 Feb 1894

Even though looking at the front pages of these papers was informative, I prefer to search the wealth of family information that can be found in these local papers.

Leslie Mentzer

Leslie George Mentzer was born on 23 Aug 1898 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.14

He was the child of Charles Oliver Mentzer and Nettie Adell Wells.3

George L Mentzer was listed in the household of Charles Mentzer as a 2 year old male born Aug 1898 in KS on the 1900 census living in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.5

Lester Mentzer was listed as a 6 year old male who was born in Kansas in the household of C. O. Mentzer living in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.6

Leslie G. Mentzer was listed in the household of Charles O. Mentzer as an 11 year old male who was born in Kansas on the 1910 census living in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States.7

In Jan 1915, he was educated by Robt Throckmorton at Rose Mound School (District No. 9) in Coffey, Kansas, United States.89

Leslie Mentzer was listed in the household of C. O. Mentzer as a 16 year old male who was born in Kansas on the 1915 Kansas census living in Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas.10

Leslie registered for the military draft on 12 Sep 1918 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.11

Leslie Mentzer was listed in the household of Charles O. Mentzer as a 20 year old male who was born in Kansas  on the 1920 census living in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.12

L G Mentzer was listed as a 26 year old male farmer who was born in Kansas on the 1925 Kansas census living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas. Also listed in the household was his wife, V. M. Mentzer.13

On on 10 Jul 1926, he attended the Wells family reunion in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.14

Leslie G. Mentzer was listed as a 31 year old male farmer who was born in Kansas on the 1930 census living in Geneva Township, Allen County, Kansas. Also listed in the household was his wife, Vesta and his 5 year old daughter, Lila.15

He lived in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Feb 1939.16

Leslie  purchased land being the NW 1/4 of Section 2 Township 24 of Range 17 to Arthur Van Loon, et. al. by trustee deed in May 1939 in Allen, Kansas, United States.1718

Leslie G. Mentzer was listed as a 41 year old male farmer who was born in Kansas living in Allen County, Kansas on the 1940 census. Also listed in the household is his wife, Vesta, a 15 year old daughter, Lila and a 9 year old son, William.19

He registered for the military draft  on 16 Feb 1942 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.20

He celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary on 17 Apr 1949 in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.21

In Feb 1952, Leslie spent several days with his daughter who is seriously ill in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States.22

He attended the funeral of Philip Embry Mentzer  on 19 Jul 1952 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.2324

He is a very proud owners of a T.V. set in 1954.25

Leslie lived in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Aug 1955.26

He lived in Geneva Township, Allen, Kansas, United States in 1959.27

He lived in Geneva, Allen, Kansas in 1960.28

Leslie was active in the Neosho Falls Methodist Church.3

On on 21 Jul 1974, he attended Briles Family Reunion in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.29

He lived in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1976.30

Leslie lived in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Mar 1977.31

He attended the funeral of Herbert Wells Mentzer  on 28 Mar 1977 in Coffey, Kansas, United States.3234

He sold land being an interest in the NW 1/4 Section 2 Township 24 of Range 17 to Lila and Victor Bogacz and Bill and Marjorie Mentzer on 21 Dec 1984 in Allen, Kansas, United States.17,35

Leslie sold land being an interest in the NW 1/4 Secton 2 Township 24 of  Range 17 to Lila and Victor Bogacz and Bill and Marjorie Mentzer on 2 Jan 1985 in Allen, Kansas, United States.17,36

He died on 19 Apr 1988 at the age of 89 at Countryside Estates in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.1,3,3739

The funeral of he was held at 1:30 p.m. at the Neosho Falls United Methodist Church and was officiated by Rev. Gerald Pringle on 21 Apr 1988 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.3

Leslie was buried on 21 Apr 1988 at Cedarvale Cemetery in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,3

Endnotes:

        1. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online April 2017), memorial for Leslie George Mentzer (1898-1988), Find a Grave Memorial no. #76727240, created by Rising Sun, citing Cedarvale Cemetery, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by RusingSun, Leslie George Mentzer.

        2. Woodson County (Kansas) Clerk. Woodson County Kansas Births and Deaths (Yates Center, Kansas: ), transcription by Betty J. Wasmer, page 93 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.016)

        3. “Death – Leslie G. Mentzer,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 19 April 1988, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 July 2021).

        4. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Bible Charles O. Mentzer. passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Pauline Briles.

        5. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, SD 4, ED 186, page 1A Image 1 of 12, household 2, Mentzer Charles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2016); FHL microfilm: 1240503

        6. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12 Image 152 of 173, household 72, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Socity

        7. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B Image 14 of 30, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017)

        8. “Every Child in School,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 18 January 1915, image 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        9. “Rosemund School,” Coffey County Footprints (September 1986), page 87.

        10. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58) Image 21 of 58, dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016)

        11. “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database, Ancestry (Ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Leslie George Mentzer.

        12. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A Image 11 of 14, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625

        13. 1925 Kansas census, Woodson County Kansas, State Census, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, Page 10 Image 13 of 47, Mentzer C O; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017)

        14. “Newspaper clipping Yates Center, Kansas”, (), to (), “The Wells Reunion” probably from Yates Center News (Wells.Notebook);

        15. 1930 U.S. Census, Allen County, Kansas, population schedule, Geneva Township, Allen County, Kansas, ED 9, sheet 3B Image 6 of 9, household 71, Mentzer Leslie G; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017); NARA T626

        16. “Obituary of Mrs. C. O. Mentzer,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, saved by Pauline Briles and passed to granddaughter; privately held 2021 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS.

        17. Allen County, Kansas Deed Indexes. Book 105, page 141 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.026).

        18. “Real Estate Transfers,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 27 May 1939; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 July 2021).

        19. 1940 U.S. Census, Allen County, Kansas, population scheudle, Geneva Township, Allen County, Kansas, ED 1-9, Sheet 3A Image 6 of 11, household 65, Mentzer Leslie; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017); NARA T627

        20. “U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018), Leslie George Mentzer.

        21. “Neosho Falls News Item,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 26 April 1949; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        22. “Geneva,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 19 February 1952, image 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        23. , “Attend Mentzer Rites, ” Funeral Attendees, unidentified clipping, Crawford Family Papers.

        24. , Obituary Clipping (N.p.: saved by Mrs. Pauline Briles, n.d.), Obituary of Philip E. Mentzer (likely from Yates Center News).

        25. “Local News,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 15 April 1954, page 10; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 10 June 2021).

        26. “C. O. Mentzer Dies in Emporia,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 16 August 1955, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        27. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Leslie G Mentzer, 1959; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018). Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture.

        28. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Leslie G. Mentzer, 1960; .

        29. “Family Has Reunion,” The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 23 July 1974, page 8; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 July 2021).

        30. “Delos Paul Mentzer,” obituary, The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 13 May 1976; Newspapers.com (http://www.newspaprs.com : viewed online April 2018).

        31. “Deaths – Herbert W. Mentzer,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 25 March 1977, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 July 2021).

        32. “”In Memoriam” Herbert W. Mentzer LeRoy business man dies Friday a.m.,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, (Charles Mentzer Notebook); privately held 2015 by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, KS.

        33. “Herbert W. Mentzer,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 25 March 1977, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 23 December 2019).

        34. “Herbert Mentzer”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 April 1977, page 5; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        35. “Real Estate Transfers,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 22 January 1985, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 July 2021).

        36. “Real estate transfers,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 16 February 1985, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 31 July 2021).

        37. Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Leslie G. Mentzer, 509-18-3467, before 1951.

        38. “Leslie G. Mentzer, 89,” trascription, Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kansas), 20 April 1988, obituary; GenealogyBank (www.genealogybank.com : viewed online April 2017).

        39. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online May 2017), Leslite G. Mentzer.

Paul Mentzer

Paul Emory Mentzer1 was born on 28 Mar 1896 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.15

He was the child of Charles Oliver Mentzer and Nettie Adell Wells.6

Paul Mentzer was listed as the son of Charles Mentzer on the 1900 census in Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Paul was born Mar 1896 in Kansas.7

He was listed as Paul Mentzer, an 8 year old male born in Kansas, on the 1905 census living in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1905.8

The 1910 census shows a 13 year old single male born Kansas who was listed as Paul E. Mentzer living in Liberty Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 27 Apr 1910.9

The 1915 Kansas census shows an 18 year old agriculture laborer born in Kansas who was listed as Paul Mentzer in Neosho Township, Coffey, Kansas, United States.10

Paul registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.11

On 25 Apr 1918, he  departed aboard the Caronia as part of the 139th Infantry from New York, New York, United States.12

About Sep 1918, he  was wounded when a 9 inch shell burst near him while serving in Co. E 139th Infantry A.E.F. He had shrapnel wounds in his chest and and on his left leg just above his knee. He also was burned by the powder from the shell and gassed.1314

On 13 Jan 1919, Paul sent a Niagara Falls postcard to his sister, Mrs. E. O. Briles, stating that he was on his way to Funston.15

The 1920 census shows a 23 year old male born Kansas who was employed as a garage mechanic who was listed as Paul Mentzer living in Everett Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.16

He married Ada Ellen Saferite on 25 Aug 1921 in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1720

He lived in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1925.21

He received Bachelor of Science Degree on 28 May 1925 in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States.2224

In Aug 1925 Paul was  in Burr Oak, Jewell, Kansas, United States.25

In Aug 1926 he was a manual training instructor at the high school in Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States.26

He registered as a veteran of WWI in 1930 in Saline, Kansas, United States.27

The 1930 census shows a 34 year old male born in Kansas who was employed as a teacher who was listed as Paul E. Mentzer in Eureka Township, Saline, Kansas, United States.28

In Aug 1933 Paul was a principal in Gas, Allen, Kansas, United States.29

He lived at 247 Fillmore in Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States in 1937.30

He lived in Lyons, Boulder, Colorado, United States in Feb 1939.3132

The 1940 census shows a 44 year old male born in Kansas who was employed as a manual training teacher and who was listed as Paul Mentzer living in Lyons, Boulder, Colorado, United States.33

 About 1941, Paul was being treated for injuries suffered during World War I at Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States.34

He registered for the draft in 1942 in Springfield, Baca, Colorado, United States.35

He lived in Springfield, Baca, Colorado, United States in Aug 1942.1,34

Paul died on 14 Aug 1942 in Lamar, Prowers, Colorado, United States at the age of 46.  He fractured his skull in an accident at a public school building in Springfield, Colorado.1,45,34,3639

He was buried on 18 Aug 1942 at Cedarvale Cemetery in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1,4,34,3841

        1. Paul Emory Mentzer, death certificate #10912 (August 1942), State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Health, Denver, Colorado.

        2. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (no place: no publisher, no date); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006)

        3. Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, stored in filing cabinet

        4. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online April 2017), memorial for Paul E. Mentzer (1896-1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. #118586494, created by larry gifford, citing Cedarvale Cemetery, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by larry gifford, Paul E. Mentzer.

        5. “U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940,”Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (28 July 2021), Paul Emory Mentzer.

        6. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ : viewed online October 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer.

        7. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, SD 4, ED 186, page 1A Image 1 of 12, household 2, Mentzer Charles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2016); FHL microfilm: 1240503

        8. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12 Image 152 of 173, household 72, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Socity

        9. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B Image 14 of 30, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017)

        10. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58) Image 21 of 58, dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016)

        11. “World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database, Ancestry (Ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer.[WebRecord].

        12. U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939, Paul E Mentzer, database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online 23 December 2019).

        13. “From Our Soldier Boys,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 11 October 1918, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 26 July 2021).

        14. “From Our Soldier Boys – Chaplain letter,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 11 October 1918, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 26 July 2021).

        15. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Postcard from Paul Mentzer to Mrs. E. O. Briles dated 13 Jan 1919. passed down from Mrs. E. O. Briles to granddaughter, Marcia Philbrick.

        16. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 155, Sheet 6A Image 11 of 14, household 116, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625

        17. Kansas State Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics, Marriage License #104 445 (August 1921), Paul E. Mentzer and Ada E Sferite; Kansas State Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS.

        18. Marriage License Record, Woodson County, Kansas, Mentzer Marriage Affidavit, Woodson County Courthouse, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.

        19. 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).

        20. “Mentzer-Saferite,” The Neosho Falls Post (Neosho Falls, Kansas), 9 September 1921, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 14 January 2021).

        21. 1925 Kansas Census, Crawford County, Kansas, Kansas census, Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas, page 28 Image 311 of 668, Paul E Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2018)

        22. “Local News,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 29 May 1925, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 July 2021).

        23. United States, School Yearbooks, 1900-1999, Paul E Mentzer, 1925; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online 28 July 2021).

        24. United States, School Yearbooks, 1900-1999, Paul E Mentzer – The Kanza 1925, 1925; .

        25. “Local and Personal,” Burr Oak Herald (Burr Oak, Kansas), 3 September 1925, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 July 2021).

        26. “Manual Teacher Here,” Council Grove Republican (Council Grove, Kansas), 27 August 1926, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 July 2021).

        27. “Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018), Paul Mentzer; ENrollment of Word War One Veterans or Their Widows and Orphans, 1930. Kansas State HIstorical Society.https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2955/40851_620305176_0921-00304?pid=26437.

        28. 1930 U.S. Census, Saline County, Kansas, Eureka, Saline County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) ED6, sheet 2B, household 44, Paul E Mentzer; digital images,  (: viewed online January 2018).

        29. “Gas City Events,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 2 June 1933, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 28 July 2021).

        30. 1937 Denver Directory (Denver, Colorado: The Gazetteer Co., Inc., 1937), Denver, Colorado, p. 1625, Paul Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017).

        31. “Obituary of Mrs. C. O. Mentzer,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, saved by Pauline Briles and passed to granddaughter; privately held 2021 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS.

        32. “News of Neosho Falls,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 15 February 1939, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 July 2021).

        33. 1940 U.S. Census, Boulder County, Colorado, population schedule, Lyons, Boulder County, Colorado, enumeration district (ED) ED 7-20, sheet 8B, household 15, Paul Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2018); NARA microfilm publication T627.

        34. “Local Teacher Killed in Fall from Roof of High Bldg.,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, passed down from Pauline Briles to Marcia Philbrick; privately held 2021 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS.

        35. “U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” digital images, NARA Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer; citing .

        36. 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)

        37. Social Security Administration, “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007,” database on-line Paul Emory Mentzer.

        38. “Paul Mentzer Rites Tuesday,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 17 August 1942, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 23 December 2019).

        39. “News of Neosho Falls,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 20 August 1942, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 26 July 2021).

        40. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, “Applications for Headsones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1963,” image, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017), Paul Emory Mentzer.

        41. “News of Neosho Falls,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 24 August 1942; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 26 July 2021).

Clippings

Do you have newspaper clippings in your genealogy files that have no source information? Do those clippings provide vital information that you can’t find in another source?

That’s my situation with one of the obituaries for my grandmother’s twin brother, Paul Mentzer. Paul died in Colorado. According to his death certificate, he died from a fractured skull.

This death certificate raises the question as to how Paul Mentzer fractured his skull. An obituary was located in the Iola Register from Iola, Kansas that does not provide any clues as to how this injury happened.

Paul Mentzer Rites Tuesday
(Special to the Register)
Neosho Falls, Aug. 17 — Word was received here by relatives Saturday of the death of Paul Mentzer of Springfield, Colo. Mr. Mentzer who was 46 years old, was a former resident of Neosho Falls but for the past 7 years had taught in the schools at Springfield.
The body arrived in Iola this morning and was accompanied by Mrs. Mentzer and the couple’s two sons, Delos and Eugene. Before her marriage Mrs. Mentzer was Ada Saferite of Neosho Falls.
He is also survived by his father, C. O. Mentzer, Neosho Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Briles and Mrs. Gladys Green of Emporia; and two brothers, Leslie, Neosho Falles, and Herbert of near LeRoy.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Neosho Falls Methodist Church with burial in Cedarvale cemetery.

“Paul Mentzer Rites Tuesday,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 17 August 1942, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 23 December 2019).

Having found one obituary in the Iola Register, one might not continue looking. However, I didn’t stop looking and found one with a few more details.

News of Neosho Falls
Neosho Falls, Aug. 19 – Funeral services for Paul Mentzer, who was accidentally killed while working on a building at Springfield, Colo., Saturday afternoon, was held at the Methodist church here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conduced by the Rev. R. L. Kuhns, pastor of the church. A mixed quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Leedy, Miss Marion Farhum and Herbert Tidd sang “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere” and “No, Night There” accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Ray Tidd. Interment was made in Cedervale cemetery here.

“News of Neosho Falls,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 20 August 1942, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 26 July 2021).

However, it is that clipping that my grandmother saved that has the most information. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to locate a digital copy of the obituary.

Local Teacher Killed in Fall from Roof of High Bldg.
Paul Mentzer, 46, manual training insructor in the high school died at the Maxwell hospital in Lamar Friday night at 8:30, after suffering fatal injuries in a fall from the road of the local high school about 5:30 Friday afternoon. He suffered a fractured skill.
With John Baro and M. O. White, janitors, he was repairing the roof of the school building, when a rope on a scaffold on which he was working broke. He lost his balance and fell about twnety feet tot he roof of the furnace room. He was rushed to a physician and then taken to Lamar. He died without regaining consciousness.
Survivors include his wife, Ada M. Mentzer, and two sons, Deloss, 19, and Eugene 14, all of Springfield. He came to this school system at mid-term last year from Denver, where he had been a patient in the fitzsimmons hospital for injuries received in the last war. He had been retired as instructor again this year.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church. The body was shipped to Neosho Falls, Kas., for burial. The Rich Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Mentzer’s cheerful presence will be sorely missed in our schools this year. During his short residence in Springfield he had mad a great many friends. he was ever popular among both faculty and student body.

Thus, I’m thankful that my grandmother saved the clipping. I just wished she had provided a few details about where she got the obituary. I’m also thankful I have kept these unsourced obituaries that my grandmothers saved.

Throwback Thursday

Paul Emory Mentzer (1896-1942)

My grandmother’s twin brother

Paul and Pauline (not sure which is which)
Paul Mentzer / WWI
Wedding Photo: Paul Mentzer and Ada Saferite
Paul, Ada and Eugene
Paul, Ada, Eugene and Delois
Delois, Ada and Eugene Mentzer

Paul Mentzer Wounded

When you are looking back thru your genealogy data do you ever say to yourself, “Wow, I didn’t remember that!” or “Wow, I didn’t give enough details for that!” or even “Wow, that is such a sloppy citation!” Well, that is my case as I’m looking over the facts I have for Paul Mentzer.

That’s when I came across the fact and accompanying sentence:

Paul Emory Mentzer was wounded while serving in Col. E 139th Infantry A.E>F. before 1 Sep 1918.

I don’t have where he was when he was wounded, how he was wounded or even an exact date. Nor, do I know the extent of his wounds.

And then I look at my source and discover that I have almost nothing in the source details.

So I go digging in my notebooks to locate this source and find a newspaper clipping. (Thank you, grandma)

Since this clipping was saved by my grandmother, it is likely from a Kansas newspaper. Since the letter was from Paul Mentzer to his mother, it was likely printed in a Woodson county, Kansas newspaper. Thanks to efforts to digitize Kansas newspapers, I was able to locate a digitized copy on Newspapers.com.

From Paul Mentzer

Sept. 1, 1918

My Dear Mother: — Well I thought I would try to write you a few lines this morning for the first time since I have been wounded. I am feeling pretty well this morning, but I can hardly see to write, my eyes blur so.

I will try to tell you all about my troubles. I was on guard at a strong position on a strong front at the front line when a nine-inch shell came along and bursted about ten feet from me. Well, I didn’t know anything for about four hours, I guess. When I did come to I found I had a piece of shrapnel in my chest which came awful near getting me. It went clean under my ribs. The doctor said it just came a fraction of an inch getting me. There was also one in my left leg, above my knee about four inches. I got another shrapnel which was about four inches long and two inches wide and it went almost tot he bone. I tell you it sure is ore. Then my eyes were nearly put out. I couldn’t see for four days to amount to anything I can’t read yet, only very large print. My face was burned by the powder from the shell, and I was shell shocked also, and gassed. Well, to make a long story short, I had seven wounds, besides some small ones. There were seven wounded by the same shell and two killed. The boy that was standing beside me was blown all to pieces and died instantly. Poor kid, he never knew what struck him. The other boy was also blown up. I tell you mamma it’s terrible. I tell you I had a hard fight for my life, but with God’s help and my strong constitution I pulled through all right. After I was hit I first went to the aid station to have my wounds wrapped up so that I wouldn’t bleed to death before I could get to the field hospital. I was carried on stretchers for about three miles, then putn in an ambulance truck and rode for about 15 miles to a field hospital where I was operated on to get the pieces of shrapnel out of my body. I was wounded at 5 a.m. and I do not know what time I went under the influence of ether, but I do know when I came out from under the influence of it. It was 10 p.m. that night. I stayed there three days until I was able to be taken to the base hospital. It was about 75 miles from the field hospital to the base hospital. I was transferred in an ambulance with beds in it, so I was handled very nicely. When I arrived at the base hospital I was worn out, but I found to my surprise, a big first class hospital with American nurses. I am certainly treated well, better than I expected to be. The nurse comes often; she feeds me with a spoon. If I stay here long enough I will get my mail here, but if I don’t it will be kept for me at my Co.

I have been in the trenches three times. We sure have them on the run now. We are hoping for victory soon and our safe return home — back to the good old U.S.A. I suppose you got the letter the chaplin sent for me?

Well I must close for my eyes will hardly let me write. Don’t worry about me, for I am getting along fine. Good-bye, good luck and God bless you all.

From your loving son.

Paul E. Mentzer

Co. E, 139th Inf. A. E. F.

(From Paul Mentzer’s Chaplin)

A.E.F., Aug. 27, 1918

Mrs. C. O. Mentzer,

Neosho Falls, Kansas

My Dear Mrs. Mentzer

I have just come from the hospital here where I found your son Paul quite badly wounded, but we think he will pull through O.K. He was hit by a high explosive shell last night. His face is badly scalded and several pieces of the shell hit him in the body. He said to tell you not to worry and that he would soon be around all right and would get even with the enemy. It is wonderful the spirit all our boys show in danger or wounded. They are all game to the end, and your son is equal to any of them. I am chaplin in the 139th and shall do all in my power for your son. Rest assured that he will get all the best attention that he would get anywhere, and don’t worry over him.

With sympathy to you, but also in pride of the spirit of our boys, I am

Very sincerely,

Daniel Lane

1st Lieut. Chaplin

So, now I have details about how Paul Mentzer was wounded and the ability to create a better citation. I doubt I would have unearthed these details if I hadn’t been reviewing my data.

Gladys Olive Mentzer

Gladys Olive Mentzer1 was born on 9 Jul 1894 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.210

She was the child of Charles Oliver Mentzer and Nettie Adell Wells.6

Bab Mentzer was listed as a 2 year old female born in Kansas in the household of Chas O. Mentzer on the 1895 Kansas census living in Woodson County, Kansas.11

Gladys Mentzur was listed as a 5 year old female born July 1894 in KS living in the household of Charles Mentzur in Woodson County, Kansas on the 1900 census12

Glads O Mentzer was listed as a 10 year old female born in Kansas living in the household of C. O. Mentzer in Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas on the 1905 Kansas census.13

Gladys O. Mentzer was listed as a 15 year old single female born in Kansas living in the household of Charles O. Mentzer in Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas on the 1910 census.14

She visited with her parents on 17 May 1914 in Crandall, Coffey, Kansas.15

Glades Mentzer was listed as a 20 year old teacher born in Kansas living in the household of C. O. Mentzer in Neosho Township, Coffey County, Kansas on the 1915 Kansas census.16

In Nov 1915, Gladys attended Missouri Christian College in Camden Point, Platte, Missouri, United States.1720

Between 1918 and 1919, she was educated at Kansas State Normal School in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.2021

She graduated with a lifetime teaching certificate in 1918 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.2223

Between 1920 and 1950 Gladys was a teacher.

Gladys Green was listed as the 25 year old wife or Roy V. Green on 1920 census living in Neosho Falls Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Gladys was  born in Kansas and was employed as a teacher.24

Gladys M. Green was listed as the 30 year old wife of Roy V. Green on the 1925 Kansas census living in Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas. According to the census, Gladys was born in Kansas. The household included 2 sons: Loris E, age 3 and Gerald R, aged 1.25

Gladys M. Green was listed as the 35 year old wife of Roy V. Green living in Clyde City, Cloud County, Kansas on the 1930 census. According to the census, Gladys was born in Kansas and employed as a teacher in the city schools. Also listed in the household were Loris E., aged 8; Gerald, aged 6 and Kenneth aged 2 7/12.26

She lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1936.27

She lived in Kirwin, Phillips, Kansas, United States in Feb 1939.2829

Gladys O. Green was listed as the  45 year old wife of Roy V. Green on the 1940 census living in Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas. According to the census, Gladys was born in Kansas. Also listed in the household were 3 sons, Loris E., aged 18; Gerald R., aged 16 and Kenneth M., aged 12. The family was living in Emporia, Kansas in 1935.30

Gladys lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1942.3132

She lived in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, United States on 26 Apr 1949.33

She attended the funeral of Philip Embry Mentzer  on 19 Jul 1952 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.34

Gladys was graduated on 22 May 1954 from in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States .35

She lived at 1014 Market in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in Aug 1955.3638

On on 24 Jul 1957, she of Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States attended the funeral of John W. Williams.39

Between 1968 and 1969, Gladys was a member and president of retire teacher’s association in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.40

 In Jun 1968, she  hosted her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Green, Pat Roy and Jennifer of New Paltz, NY.41

She published a book of poetry in Oct 1972 in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.42

Gladys lived in Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1976.43

She lived at Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Kansas in Mar 1977.44

She died on 2 Jun 1977 at the age of 82 at Kansas Christian Home in Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States.58

Gladys was buried on 5 Jun 1977 at LeRoy Cemetery in Coffey, Kansas, United States.6,8,45

        1. Kansas State Department of Health and Environment, Office of Vital Statistics, Kansas Marriage License B No. 9086 – 002356 (8 December 1917), Roy Green and Gladys Mentzer; Kansas State Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, KS.

        2. Mentzer, George, Family Bible of Emeline Minnick Mentzer (no place: no publisher, no date); Doris Ryan, Yates Center, KS, (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.006)

        3. 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)

        4. Charles Mentzer family, Holy Bible Self Pronouncing Edition (: , ); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, stored in filing cabinet

        5. Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016), Gladys Green, 514-32-9054, 1951.

        6. “Mrs. Roy Green Dies,” The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 3 June 1977, page 1; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 23 December 2019).

        7. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online 21 July 2021), memorial for Gladys Olive Mentzer Green (1894-1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. #56935139, created by Judy Mayfield, citing LeRoy Cemetry, LeRoy, Coffey County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Judy Mayfield, Gladys Olive Mentzer Green.

        8. Gladys Olive Green, death certificate 77-009116 (2 June 1977), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

        9. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Letter from Eugene Crawford regarding family of Kenneth Green.

        10. Woodson County (Kansas) Clerk. Woodson County Kansas Births and Deaths (Yates Center, Kansas: ), transcription by Betty J. Wasmer, page 93 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.016)

        11. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, Kansas State Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12 Image 18 of 44, family 2, Chas O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018); Kansas State Historical Society

        12. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, SD 4, ED 186, page 1A Image 1 of 12, household 2, Mentzer Charles; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2016); FHL microfilm: 1240503

        13. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12 Image 152 of 173, household 72, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); Kansas State Historical Socity

        14. 1910 U.S. Census, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Coffey County, Kansas, ED 15, sheet 7B Image 14 of 30, household 124, Charles O Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017)

        15. “Crandall,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 19 May 1914, image 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        16. 1915 Kansas Census, Coffey County, State Census, Coffey County, Neosho Township, 11 (image 21 of 58) Image 21 of 58, dwelling 91, C. O. Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016)

        17. “Briles – Mentzer,” Woodson County Journal (Yates Center, Kansas), 4 November 1915, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        18. “Married,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 5 November 1915, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        19. “Married,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 5 November 1915, page 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        20. “Mentzer – Green,” The Emporia Weekly Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 27 December 1917, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        21. Kansas State Normal School Emporia General Catalogue (Topeka, KS: Kansas State Printing Office), 1918-1919 p. 157

        22. Kansas State Normal Graduates 1867-1922 (Emporia, KS: Lois Hodge, 1996), p. 38

        23. Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia General Catalogue 1924: Part 7 – Record of Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees, 1865-1923 (Topeka, KS: Kansas State Printing Plant, 1924), p. 85.

        24. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 157, sheet 6B (image 12 of 27) Image 12 of 27, household 163, Green Roy V; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625

        25. 1925 Kansas Census, Phillips County Kansas, Kansas State census, Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas, page 4 Image 29 of 93, household 31, Roy V. Green; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2016)

        26. 1930 U.S. Census, Cloud County, Kansas, population schedule, Clyde, Cloud County, Kanss, enumeration district (ED) ED 6, Sheet 6A, household 153, Roy V Green; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2018); NARA T626.

        27. Polk’s Emporia (Lyon County, Kans.) City Directory 1936 (Kansas City, Mo: R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, 1936), p. 123, Roy V Green; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017).

        28. “Obituary of Mrs. C. O. Mentzer,” undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Crawford Family Papers, saved by Pauline Briles and passed to granddaughter; privately held 2021 by Marcia Philbrick, [address for private use], Seneca, KS.

        29. “News of Neosho Falls,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 15 February 1939, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 July 2021).

        30. 1940 U.S. Census, Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, population schedule, Kirwin, Phillips County, Kansas, enumeration district (ED) ED 74-13, sheet 3B, line 57, Roy V Green; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 22 July 2021); NARA T627.

        31. Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Gladys O Green, 1942; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018). Original Source: Kansas State Board of Agriculture.

        32. “Paul Mentzer Rites Tuesday,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 17 August 1942, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 23 December 2019).

        33. “Neosho Falls News Item,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 26 April 1949; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        34. , Obituary Clipping (N.p.: saved by Mrs. Pauline Briles, n.d.), [Page].

        35. Commencement Exercises, Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, Kansas (: , 22 May 1954)

        36. “Neosho Falls News Items,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 23 August 1955, page 6; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        37. “C. O. Mentzer Dies in Emporia,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 16 August 1955, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 July 2021).

        38. “U.S. City Directories”, database on-line, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017), p. 67, Gladys Green; citing “Polk’s Emporia (Lyon County, Kans.) City Directory 1955: Including Lyon County (Kansas City, MO: R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, 1955).”

        39. “Deaths – John W. Williams”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 1 August 1957, page 6; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        40. Crawford Family E-mail, online , Eugene Crawford to Marcia Philbrick – Mentzer Family Notes. Hereinafter cited as Crawford Family E-Mail.

        41. “About Town,” digital image, The Emporia Gazette (Emporia, Kansas), 24 June 1968; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online January 2017).

        42. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Book of poetry published by Gladys Green. Pauline Briles’ copy passed down to Marcia Philbrick.

        43. “Delos Paul Mentzer,” obituary, The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 13 May 1976; Newspapers.com (http://www.newspaprs.com : viewed online April 2018).

        44. “Herbert Mentzer”, Yates Center News, (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 April 1977, page 5; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS.

        45. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online July 2017), memorial for Gladys Olive Mentzer Green (1894-1977), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56935139.