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.

Thurston Kennedy Wells

Thurston Kennedy Wells16 was born on 26 Feb 1821 in Sullivan, Madison, New York, United States.311

He was the child of Mary Kennedy and Ozias Wells.5

Thurston Wells was listed as a 30 year old carpenter who was born in New York in the household of Orville Russel in Sullivan, Madison County, New York on the 1850 census.12

He married Sarah Hall on 18 May 1851 in Chittenango, Madison, New York, United States.6,1315

On 23 Feb 1853, Francis Owen Wells was born in Oneida, New York, United States.

He lived in Osawatomie, Miami, Kansas, United States in 1857.8

On 24 Aug 1857, William Hall Wells was born in Osawatomie, Miami, Kansas, United States.1,16

Thurston and Sarah, his wife, purchased a mortgage from Samuel Chambers on 5 Jun 1858 in Eaton, Michigan, United States.17

In May 1859, he  filed a claim against John Graham in Chancery Court regarding mortgage owed on NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 Section 26 in Township 4 North of Range Four West containing 80 acres  in Eaton, Michigan, United States.1718

K. T. Wells was listed in the household of James Londers on the 1860 census. According to the census, K. T. was a 30 year old laborer with $400 in real estate. K. T. was born in Michigan. Listed below K.T. on the census were 2 young males, Franklin, age 6 born in Michigan and William, age 3 born in Kansas Territory.19

He married Salome Adell Crandall on 20 Mar 1861 in Van Buren, Iowa, United States.610,2023

On 16 Jan 1862, Freddie L. Wells was born in Eaton, Michigan, United States.

In 1863, in Chester, Eaton, Michigan, United States, Thurston K Wells was registered for the draft. The remarks, indicate a ‘bad rupture’. According to the record, Thurston was 42 years old and born in New York.4

On 1 Jan 1866, Mary A. Wells was born in Eaton, Michigan, United States.

He  purchased land being lots no 12 and 14 in block 2 for the sum of $300 from Mary White on 15 Mar 1867 in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.24

On 12 Jun 1868, Anna May Wells was born in Pleasant Hill (historical), Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

Thurston lived in Kansas, United States in 1870.8,25

In Mar 1870, he sold land  in Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.26

On 5 Feb 1873, Nettie Adell Wells was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.

T. K. Wells was listed on the 1875 census owning 80 acres of land in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. T. K. Wells was listed as a 54 year old male who was born in New York and came to Kansas from Iowa.2728

On 15 Aug 1876, he filed land patent for land being the N 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 22 Township 24 South range 15 East in Woodson, Kansas, United States.29

T. K. Wells was listed as a head of household on the 1885 Kansas census. According to the census, T. K. was 64 years old. Also listed in the household were Saloma, Anna and Nettie Wells.30

Thurston lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 29 Mar 1889.31

He lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in 1891.32

He died on 3 Jun 1893 at the age of 72 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.5,710,33

Thurston was buried at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.5

ENDNOTES:

        1. “Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996,”Ancestry.com,  (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60284/ : viewed online (11 June 2021), Thurston Wells; Family Search.

        2. Marriage Records, 1880-1940, William Hall Wells, 7 August 1881; database on-line, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online 11 June 2021).

        3. Ancestry.com, Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_143; Line: 12.

        4. “U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865,”Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com:  accessed June 2021), card for Thurston K Wells, Chester Township,Calhoun County, Michigan; citing Consolidated Listsof Civil War Draft Registrations, 1863-1865, NM-65.

        5. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online September 2016), memorial for Thurston Kennedy Wells (1821-1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. #55747283, created by J. Geoghan, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by RisingSun, Thurston Kennedy Wells.

        6. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 11 June 2021.

        7. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Wells Family Bible. copy obtained from Doris Ryan, daughter of Cecile Mentzer Beine.

        8. “Died,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 9 June 1893, page 2; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 30 May 2021).

        9. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Descendants of Ozias Wells. copy obtained from Doris Ryan of Yates Center, KS.

        10. Duncan L. Wallace, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), digital copy, page 831-832 http://www.ancestry.com viewed online 12 June 2021.

        11. No author, “The Thurston K. Wells Family,” In the Beginning (Woodson County Historical Society), Vol. 19 (#73): page 8.

        12. 1850 U.S. Census, Madison County, New York, population schedule, Sullivan, Madison County, New York, page 29, household 405 (hotel), Thurston Wells; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication M432

        13. Chittenango Phenix, , Notes by paid researcher Nancie Davis indicating marriage was in the 21 May 1851 issue of the paper. No copy of the notice was received..

        14. “Married,” Chittenango Phenix (Cazenovia, New York), 21 May 1851, page 3; digital image, Advantage Preservation – The Cazenovia Public Library (http://cazenovia.advantage-preservation.com/ : viewed online 30 May 2021).

        15. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Wells Family Papers from Preston Wells. copies obtained by Valerie Radee (Calhoun County Genealogical Society) for Marcia Philbrick.

        16. Montana, State Deaths, 1907-2018, William Hall Wells, 9 September 1939; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online 5 October 2020). Original Source: State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Office of Vital Statistics.

        17. Joyce Marple Liepins, Eaton County Michigan Newspapers (Charlotte, Michigan: J M Liepins, 1968), p. 29 – Thurson K. and Sarah A. (wife) Wells mortgager.

        18. Thurston K. Wells, Chancery Court Record, Eaton County, Michigan, May 1859, Thurston K. Wells, Complainant vs. John Graham, Defendant (Doc. #: Wells.MI.041).

        19. 1860 U.S. Census, Lykins County Kansas Territory, population schedule, Miami Ville, Osage Township, Lykins County, Kansas Territory, page 80, household 608, K T Wells; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA Microfilm Publication M653.

        20. Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992, Thurston K. Wells – Saloma Crandle, 20 March 1861; database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2017).

        21. “Salome Crandall,” obituary, The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 8 September 1893, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        22. Iowa, Van Buren County. Marriage records v. A-C 1837-1861.  Film #967640 DGS 4309553. Saloma Crandle, 19 Mar 1861 Book C: page 221; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 1998.

        23. Olive K. Porter, Marriage Records from Van Buren County (np: Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution, 1936), p.208 Wells, Thurston K.

        24. Iowa, Van Buren. Deeds, Volume 6.  Film #967298 DGS 8584531. Thurston K Wells, 15 Mar 1867 vol. 6: page 51; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 9 June 2021.

        25. 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).

        26. Iowa, Van Buren. Deeds, Volume 6.  Film ##967298 DGS 8584531. Thurston K Wells, March 1870 Vol. 6: page 57; digital images, FamilySearch http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online 9 June 2021.

        27. 1875 Kansas Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 10 Image 6 of 14, line 9, T. K. Wells; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online December 2018)

        28. 1875 Kansas Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 5, line 31, T. K. Wells.

        29. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Vol. G page 324, T K Wells, 15 August 1876; Register of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        30. 1885 Kansas State Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 43, household 36, T. K. Wells; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society

        31. “Locals,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 29 March 1889, page 3; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online December 2018).

        32. Portrait and Biographical Album of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan (Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1891), p. 278.

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

Emiline’s Death

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

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

104 1475

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

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

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

Date of Death 9-13-1927

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

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

Filed 9-15-1927
Eva E Wirich

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

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

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

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

George Mentzer

George Mentzer was born on 12 Jun 1838 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.117

He was the child of Phillip Andrew Mentzer and Orinda Miles.3,14,17

George Mentzer is listed in the household of Orinda Mentzer in the 1850 census. According to the census, George was 12 years old and born in Massachusetts.18

About 1854, he was a farm hand in Illinois, United States.3

About 1856, George was a clerk in grocery store in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.3,17

He helped establish the first hotel about 1857 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.19

He learned the trade of comb maker about 1859 in Massachusetts, United States.3,17

George Mentzer was listed as a 22 year old male in the household of Cyrus Mentzer living in Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts on the 1860 census. According to the census, George was born in Massachusetts.20

George  enlisted in Company C Twenty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry on 25 Sep 1861 in Massachusetts, United States.4,1314,17,2124

He  received medical treatment aboard the boat ‘Vidette’ when he was disabled by measles in Nov 1861 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.13

George Mentzer’s term of service ended on 25 Sep 186413,2122

He lived in Northboro, Worcester County, Massuchesetts between 1864 and 1866.13

George lived in Northboro, Worcester County, Massuchesetts in 1865.25

In 1866, he was a member of the Methodist Church in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.23

He  purchased land being lot number 2 block 14 in the town of Kewanee from T. D. and Harriet W. Fitch for $200 on 29 Mar 1866 in Henry, Illinois, United States.26

George was indebted to Hiram Nance for $300 on 14 May 1866 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.27

Between 1866 and 1869 he was an a butcher in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.19

He lived in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States between 1866 and 1870.13,17

He married Emeline Minnick on 1 Jan 1868 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.2,7,13,2833

George managed a meat market in 1869 in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.3,28

On 1 Jul 1869, Charles Oliver Mentzer was born in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.1314,23,34

About 1869, he moved to Kansas from Kewanee, Illinois in a covered wagon drawn by a mule team.3,17,35

George Mentzer of Shawnee of the State of Illinois signed a contract to purchase land being the NE 1/4 S6 T25S R15E of 6th principal meridian containing 164 15/100 acres for $738.67 with interest annually at the rate of two percent from the Land Department of the Union Pacific Railway Company Southern Branch on 16 May 1870 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.14,36

 Geo Mentzer was listed as the head of household on the 1870 census living in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. According to the census, Geo was a 32 year old domestic servant who was born in Massachusetts. Also listed in the household was 22 year old Emma and 1 year old Chas.13,37

On 3 Mar 1871, John Frederick Mentzer was born in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.1314,23

In May 1871, he arrived in Neosho Falls, Woodson, Kansas, United States with friend George W. Allen. They obtained a room at the Fall House for Mrs. Mentzer and sons and then loaded lumber to build a small house and drove to the claim that Mentzer had purchased from the M.K.& T. Railroad the previous year.3,14,23

On 28 Feb 1873, Susan May Mentzer was born in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

On 31 Dec 1874, Henry Arnold Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23,38

On 22 Feb 1877, Philip Embry Mentzer was born in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

George was a member of the Woodson Post No. 185 GAR in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.39

On 10 May 1880, Earnest Everett Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

Geo Mentzer is listed as the 42 year old head of household on the 1880 census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. George was listed as a farmer who was born in Massachusetts. Also listed in the household was his 32 year old wife, Emaline, who was born in Pennsylvania. Children in the household were Charles, age 11; Fred, age 9; Susan, age 6; Henry, age 5; Phillip, age 3 and Ernest, born May 1880. According to the census, John and Fred were born in Illinois while the remaing children were born in Kansas40

He  purchased land being the NE 1/4 Section 6, T25, R15 of 6th Principal Meridian containing 164 15/100 acres for $574.59 from the Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company on 14 Jul 1881 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.41

On 20 Sep 1882, Clara Edith Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23

He was listed on the 1885 Kansas State Census as a 46 year old male born in Massachusetts who served in Company C of the Massachusetts Regiment 24 Infantry and was listed as George Mentzer in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1885.42

On 7 Apr 1887, Clarence Albert Mentzer was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.1314,23,43

George applied for a pension based on service in 24th  Massachusetts Infantry on 6 Jun 1890.44

He  purchased land being the East 1/2 of the Soutwest 1/4 Section 18 T24 R15 from Woodson National Bank on 4 Mar 1893 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.45

George Mentzer of Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas purchased land being the north 1/2 NW 1/4 S5 T25S R15E contianing 82 acres for $800 from Virginia Lois Warren (formerly Virginia Lois rutledge) and her husband Wm B Warren on 17 Mar 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.46

He  purchased land being the S 1/2 NW 1/4 S5T25R15 from Mary C. Orton, formerly Mary C. Rutledge and F. L. Orton, her husband of Illinos for $800 on 27 Mar 1893 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.47

He  purchased land being the SE1/4 S34T24R15 from Irene Hazzard of Texas County, Missouri on 28 Mar 1894 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.48

George was listed on the 1895 Kansas census as a 56 year old male farmer born in Massachusetts living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. George served in  Company C 24th Regiment Massachusetts Infantry. Also listed in the household was 46 year old E Mentzer, 21 year old Susan Mentzer, 19 year old Henry Mentzer, 16 year old Ernest Mentzer, 17 year old Philip Mentzer, 12 year old Clara Mentzer and 12 year old Albert Mentzer.49

A meeting was held by the Yates Center creamery association promoters to solicit stock in Mar 1897.50

On 5 Mar 1897, he held the office of trustee of Yates Center Creamery Association in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.51

He was listed as a director on the charter for the Yates Center Creamery association in Apr 1897 in Kansas, United States.52

George  contributed to the Easel Monument Project for a memorial to be created to the “Brave Boys in Blue” to be placed in the center of the Union Soldiers and Sailors National Park in 1898 .21

He was elected as a Center Township trustee for the Yates Center Creamery in Jan 1898 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.51,53

About 1899,  the Yates Center Creamery failed with a $5,000 debt. He took it on himeself to pay off the debt, expecting help from the other officers of the creamery.51

He  purchased land being the North  1/2 of Section 19 Township 24 in Range 15 from John E. Frost, et. al. on 5 Oct 1899 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.54

George Mentzer is listed as a 61 year old male on the 1900 census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, George was born June 1838 in Massachusetts. Also listed in the household was his wife, Emma, who was born Aug 1848 in Pennsylvania. George and Emma had been married 32 years. Children listed in the household included Susan, born Feb 1873; Henry A, born Dec 1874;  Philip E, born Feb 1877; Ernest E, born May 1880; Clara E, born Sept 1882 and Albert C, born Apr 1886.55

The stock holders in the old creamery association of Yates Center are engaging in a legal mix-up which will prove expensive to all of them.56

In Feb 1902, George and Fred Wilkinson brought a suit to wind up the affairs of the Yates Center Creamery Association to compel stockholders to bear their portion of the indebtedness in Woodson, Kansas, United States.57

He was  in court in Mar 1902 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.58

The stockholders in the Yates Center creamery association are being sued on the double liability clause of the constitution.5960

 In Jun 1902, George Mentzer’s case vs Yates Center Creamery Association, et al was continued in Woodson, Kansas, United States.61

The Yates Center News says the Yates Center 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 Reporter62

He was on the court docket in Oct 1902 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.63

The Yates Center creamery recently closed down.64

 In Nov 1902, Art Dutro, a defendant in the creamery case, arrived Tuesday to attend court in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.65

Yates Center Creamery property was sold for back taxes66

In May 1903, he’s  court case vs The Yates Cemetery Creamery Association was on the court docket in Woodson, Kansas, United States.67

 The value of the Yates Center Creamery was reduced from $640 to $350..68

The case, Mentzer, et al. vs Creamery was taken under advisement by the July 1903 term of the District Court in Woodson, Kansas, United States.69

The case of Geo Mentzer vs the Yates Center Creamery Association, et al  was listed on the bar docket70

The court found for the defendants in Mentzer vs Y.C. Creamery association.71

 In Nov 1903, Will Holliday bought the old creamery property in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.72

In 1904, George Mentzer owned land being the S1/2 of Section 25 Township 24 South of Range 14 East  in North Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.73

He owned land being the NE 1/4 of S 6 and NW 1/4 of S5 in Center Township, Township 25 South Range 14E of 6th PM in 1904 in Center Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.74

He owned land being the SE 1/4 Section 34 R15E T34S in 1904 in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States.75

George was on the court docket for the case, Geo. Mentzer vs Y.C. Creamery Association, in Feb 1904 in Woodson, Kansas, United States.76

In the case Mentzer vs Creamery Assoc., the deed to Holiday was declared good.77

The case of Mentzer v. Burlingame (71 Kan. 581) was remanded, with instructions to proceed in accordance with the views expressed by the Kansas Supreme Court on 10 Jun 1905.78

He filed a motion for rehearing which was sustained modifying the opinion and remanding case to trial court to overrule the demurrer in Jul 1905 in Kansas, United States.79

George Mentzer was the head of household on the 1905 Kansas state census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, George was 67 years old. Also living in the household was Emiline, age 50; Ernest, age 24; and Albert, age 18.80

In Jun 1906, he had cases (George Mentzer vs. Cyrus Davidson, et al; George Mentzer vs H. D. Burlingame et al; George Mentzer vs Fred Wilkinson; George Mentzer vs A. P. Fletcher; George Mentzer vs D. M. Ray et al) heard in district court in Woodson, Kansas, United States.81

In Jul 1906, George was left to stand the loss sustained by those interested in the old creamery .82

In the case of Mentzer v. Burlingame (78 Kan. 219), the former judgement was reversed by the Kansas Supreme Court on 6 Jun 1908 .8384

He submitted declaration for pension on Act of February 6, 1907 on 24 Jun 1908 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.13

George Mentzer was the head of household on the 1910 census living in Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas According to the census, George was 72 years old and born in Massachusetts. Also in the household were his wife, Emeline, age 61, and sons Earnest, age 27  and Bert, age 24. The census indicates that George and Emiline had been married 41 years.85

In Aug 1911, The Yates Center Creamery was listed as a delinquent corporation in danger of losing its charter in Kansas, United States.86

He was  affirmed in his case against H.D. Burlilngame, et al in Nov 1911 .87

In Dec 1911, George was  the plaintiff in the creamery case where the Supreme Court reversed itself and found for the plaintiff in Kansas, United States.88

He died on 19 Jan 1912 at the age of 73 in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.2,67,10,1213,1516,8990

He was buried on 22 Jan 1912 at Yates Center Cemetery in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States.6,10,15,23,91

 

For additional information on the court case, see previous blog posts

ENDNOTES:

       1. Vital Records of Stow Massachusetts to the year 1850 (: , 1911)

        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. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (Iola, Kansas: Iola Register, 1901), “George Mentzer” p. 680-681 (George Mentzer Notebook).

        4. , History of Woodson County Kansas (Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1987), “Mentzer, George Family” p. 198-199.

        5. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, George Mentzer, 12 June 1838; database on-line, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016).

        6. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online June 2017), memorial for George W Mentzer (1838-1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. #56845704, created by Judy Mayfield, citing Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Judy Mayfield, George W Mentzer.

        7. Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017), George Mentzer.

        8. 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_172; Line: 19.

        9. Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Mentzer births.

        10. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

        11. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 122.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        12. “Obituary – Mentzer,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        13. 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.

        14. , “The George Mentzer Family,” In the Beginning, Woodson County Historical Society, 3 No. 11 (July 1970): p. 9-12.

        15. George Mentzer, death certificate #104 49 (19 January 1912), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

        16. George Mentzer, 1838-1912, Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. center drive, east of gazebo by road (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.001).

        17. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Biography of George Mentzer. typewritten copy.

        18. 1850 U.S. Census, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Stow, MIddlesex County, Massachusetts, page 404, household 110, Orinda Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed onine November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.

        19. Duncan, L. Wallace and Chas F. Scott, History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas, p. 681 (George Mentzer Notebook).

        20. 1860 U.S. Census, Worcester County Massachusetts, population schedule, Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, page 138, family 1128, Cyrus Mentzur; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); NARA Microfilm PUblication M653.

        21. Certificate of Contribution to Easel Monument Project, , (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.019) — original probably owned by Doris Ryan, Yates Center.

        22. Pension File George Mentzer (Washington, DC 20408: Military Service Records (NNCC)), Co. C 24 Mass. Inf., Company Muster Roll Sept & Oct 1864 (George Mentzer Notebook).

        23. “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).

        24. “U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (June 2019), George Mentzer.

        25. 1865 Massachusetts State census, Massachusetts, Massachusetts State Census, Northborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, image 16 of 29 Image 16 of 29, family 214, Cyrus Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018)

        26. Henry County, Illinois, Deed Book: book 72 page 297, Mentzer, George; FHL microfilm Film #1255585.

        27. Henry County, Illinois, Deed Book: book 38 page 384.

        28. Marriage, 24 March 1869, , . , photocopy of letter in possession of Alfred C. Young, Burtonsville, MD (Minnick.IL.029).

        29. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 2016.

        30. “Illinois, Marriage Index, 1851-1900,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (October 2017), George Mentzer.

        31. Illinois, Henry County. Index to Marriages. County Clerk, Mentzer, George, Jan 1 1868 Index to Marriages, surnames G-N: image 620 of 751; digital images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online August 2018.

        32. Illinois, Henry County. Marriage Register. County Clerk,  Film #1435944 DGS 4031862. Mentzer, George, 27 Dec 1867 Digital Images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online August 2018.1435944 DGS 4031862

        33. Henry County Illinois, “Return of Marriage,” Book A, page 313, George Mentzer and Emeline Minnick, 1 January 1868; County Clerk, Henry County, Illinois.

        34. Charles O. Mentzer, Kansas death certificate #55 011802 (1955).

        35. Lineage application of , Marcia Philbrick, (Charles Mentzer Notebook).

        36. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Misc Book A page 108, Contract Union Pacific Railway Companty to George Mentzer, 16 May 1870; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        37. 1870 U.S. Census, Henry County, Illinois, population schedule, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois, page 52 Image 52 of 106, household 382, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M593

        38. 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), Henry Arnold Mentzer.

        39. Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Bound Post Records, 1866-1931, George Mentzer, database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018).

        40. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 56, Page 9 Image 3 of 9, household 97, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        41. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book N page 162-163, Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company to George Mentzer, 14 July 1881; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        42. 1885 Kansas Census, Neosho County, State Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 1 Image 1 of 31, line 25, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018); Kansas State Historical Society

        43. “Obituary,” Woodson County Journal (Yates Center, Kansas), 30 January 1919, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 27 January 2020).

        44. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, George Mentzer, 6 June 1890; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online April 2017). Original Source: NARA micorfilm publication T288.

        45. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 28 page 203, The Woodson National Bank to George Mentzer, 4 March 1893; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        46. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 28 page 197, Virginia Lois Warren and Wm B Warren to George Mentzer, 14 March 1893; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        47. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 28 page 198, Mary C Orton and F L Orton to George Mentzer, 27 March 1893; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        48. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 30 page 1974, Irene Haggard to George Mentzer, 28 March 1894; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        49. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, Kansas State Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 8 (image 12 of 51) Image 12 of 51, Household 5, Geo Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017); Kansas State Historical Society

        50. “Local news,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 March 1897, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        51. Entry;  , “Yates Center Creamery Association”, pp 17-19 (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.017); in  (Yates Center, Kansas: Woodson County Historical Society). CITATION based on TMG Source

        52. “New Charters Issued,” The Kansas Semi-Weekly Capital (Topeka, Kansas), 27 April 1897, image 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        53. “Creamery Meeting,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 January 1898, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        54. Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book 35 page 142, John E Frost and Margaret E Frost to George Mentzer, 5 October 1899; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

        55. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 184, sheet 21B Image 42 of 46, household 464, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503

        56. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 21 February 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        57. “Local News,” The Toronto Republican (Toronto, Kansas), 14 February 1902, image 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        58. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 21 March 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        59. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 7 March 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        60. “It Depends,” The Citizen (Howard, Kansas), 19 March 1902, image 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        61. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 June 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        62. “Local news,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 4 July 1902, iamge 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed onlnie August 2018).

        63. “Court Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 31 October 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        64. “Local news,” The Fort Scott Weekly Tribune (Fort Scott, Kansas), 30 October 1902, image 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        65. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 14 November 1902, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        66. “Final Notice,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 10 April 1903, image 8; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        67. “Court Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 29 May 1903, image 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        68. “Commissioners Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 5 June 1903, image 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        69. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 10 July 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        70. “Bar Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 30 October 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        71. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 November 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        72. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 13 November 1903, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        73. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas (N.p.: Geo. A. Ogle & Co, 1904), pages 10 & 11; digital images, http://www.kansasmemory.org viewed online August 2018.

        74. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas, pages 28 & 29.

        75. Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas, pages 14&15,.

        76. “Court Docket,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 February 1904, page 1; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        77. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 18 March 1904, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        78. Ravel (ravellaw.com : viewed online August 2018), Mentzer v. Burlingame, 71 Kan. 581, Kan. Supreme Court (1905).

        79. “Local news,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 14 July 1905, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        80. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 206 Image 11 of 63, family 4, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 12 May 2021); Kansas State Historical Socity

        81. “District Court,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 22 June 1906, image 8; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        82. “Local News,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 20 July 1906, image 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        83. Ravel, Mentzer v. Burlingame (78 Kan. 219).

        84. “Supreme Court Syllabi,” Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas), 10 June 1908; digital image, Genealogy Bank (www.genealogybank.com : viewed online August 2018).

        85. 1910 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, SD 4, ED 145, sheet 5B Image 10 of 15, household 101, George Mentzer; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); NARA microfilm publication T624

        86. “Delinquent Corporations,” The Toronto Republican (Toronto, Kansas), 10 August 1911, image 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        87. “No. 16,858,” Topeka State Journal (Topeka, Kansas), 14 November 1911, page 15; digital image, Genealogy Bank (www.genealogybank.com : viewed online August 2018).

        88. “The Old Creamery Case Ended,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 22 December 1911, image 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2018).

        89. Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection — Individual Records,” database online, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online July 2017), George Mentzer.

        90. “Geo. Mentzer,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 26 January 1912, page 5; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        91. George Mentzer, 1838-1912, Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas. center drive, east of gazebo by road (Doc. #: Mentzer.KS.001).

Mentzer Death

Do you have a civil war pension file for one of your ancestors? If so, are you lucky enough to have a document verifying the date of death?

I found such verification in the file for Albert Hutchinson and again in the file for George Mentzer. The Mentzer file contains a statement from the undertaker for Woodson County.

Regular Sessions
First Mondays in January, April, July and October
Yates Center, Kansas
State of Kansas
County of Woodson
I, swan Johnson a registered undertaker, for the county of Woodson and state of Kansas, being duly sworn, says that he was called to attend the remains of Geo. Mentzer whose death occurred Jan. 19th 1912 and that he prepared the body for burial and knows that the death occurred as stated above.
S. Johnson.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of April 1912

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.

In 1984, while a ‘novice’ genealogist, I ordered a copy of the Kansas Death Certificate for George Mentzer.

104 49

State of Kansas
State Board of Health- Div. of Vital Statistics
Standard Certificate of Death
Registered No. 24

Place of Death
County: Woodson
Township: Center
City: Yates Center No. RR#2 street _____, Ward

Full Name: George Mentzer

Sex: Male
Color: White
Marital Status: M

Date of Birth: June 12 1838
Age: 73 yrs 7 mos 6 da

Occupation: Farmer
stock farmer

Birthplace: Mass

Date of Death: Jan 19 1912

I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from Mch 12 1910 to Jan 19 19112 that I last saw him alive Jan 18 1912 and that death occurred on the date stated above at P.M.
The cause of death was as follows cerebral arterio-sclerosis
Duration: 3 years
Contributory Fall from Hay wagon
Singed E K Kellen[beran] M.D.
Yates Center K

Name of Father: don’t know
Birthplace of father: German
Maiden name of mother: don’t know
Birthplace of mother: Germany

The above is true to the best of my knowledge
Informant: Bert Mentzer
Address: Yates Center

Place of Burial or Removal: Yates Center
Date of Burial: Jan 22 1912
Undertaker: S. Johnson
Address: Yates Center

Filed Jan 20 1912
L R Wallace

George Mentzer, death certificate #104 49 (19 January 1912), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.

Mentzer Railroad Deeds

An agreement to convey the northeast 1/4 of section 6 in Township 25 of Range 15 East from the Union Pacific Railway Company, Southern Branch to George Mentzer dated 16 May 1870 was recorded in Miscellaneous Book A in Woodson County, Kansas.

Woodson County Kansas
Deed Miscellaneous Book A page 108

Land Department of the Union Pacific Railway Company South Branch
No 1621

This agreement made the sixteenth day of May in the year 1870 between the Union Pacific Railway Company Southern Branch of first part and George A Mentzer of Kewanee of the state of Illinois of the second part.
Witnesseth that in consideration of the stipulations herein after contained and the payment to be made as herein after specified the first party hereby agrees to remise release and convey onto the party of the second part all their right, title and interest (derived from th United States or any other source in and to the following piece or parcel of land viz: the north east quarter of section No Six (6) in township No Twenty five (25) S of Range NO fifteen (15) east of the sixth principal meridian containing according to the United States survey one hundred and sixty four 15/100 (164 15/100) acres be the same more or less for the sum of seven hundred and thirty eight 67/100 $738 67/100 dollars, with interest annually at the rate of ten percent. Payment has been made and received of the seventy three and 86/100 dollars and the remaining principal with annual accruing interest shall be paid at the general land office of the first part in ten annual payment at this time and in this manner following that is to say
1st installment 16 May 1876 interest $66.48 amt $66.48
2nd do 16 — 1872 Principal $738.6
Interest 66.48 amt $14.34
Inst Paid for 18.74 $66.48/100 AMS
3d Installment 16 1873 Principal $73.86 interest $59.60 Amt 132.45
4th installment 16 May 1874 principal 73.86 interest $51.72 amt $125.51
5th do 16 “ 1875 “ 73.86 “ $44.34 “ 118.20
6th do 16 “ 1876 “ $73.86 “ $36.96 “160.8
7th do 16 “ 1877 “ $73.86 “ $29.58 “ $103.44
8th do 16 “ 1878 “ $73.86 “$22.20 “ 96.06
9th do 16” 1879 “ $73.86 “$14.82 “88.65
10th do 16 “ 1880 “ $73.86 “ 7.44 “ 81.35

And the second party in consideration of the premises hereby agree that he or his legal representatives or assigns will improve by tilling or some other mode of good husbandry to the amount of two tenths in three years the premises entrusted in this contract and will make punctual payment of the above sums as each of the same aspectionly becomes due and that he will regularly and reasonably pay all such taxes and assessments hereafter be lawfully imposed on said premises and it is further agreed that when my part of these premises shall adjoin the right of way of this company or any of its branches the party of the second part his legal representatives and assigns shall erect, as some as the road is open along or through the same and maintain a good and substantial fence sufficient to turn stock and this agreement shall be one of the covenants in the deed to be made and to run with the land.
In case the said second party, his legal representatives or assignees shall pay the several sums of money punctually and at the times above limited and shall strictly and literally perform all and singular his agreements and stipulations aforesaid after their [? Tenor] and intent then the first party will cause to be made and executed unto the said second party his heirs or assigns upon request at the General Land Office of the Company and the surrender of this contract a conveyance of said estate as above set for the reserving however a strip of land one hundred feet wide for right of way or other railroad purposes when the railroad of the party of the first part or any of its branches is or shall be located upon the premises and it is hereby agreed and covenanted by the parties here to that time and punctuality or material and essential ingredients in this contract. And in case the said second party shall fail to make the payments aforesaid and each of them punctually and upon this strict terms and times above [limited] and likewise to perform and complete all and each of his agreements and stipulations aforesaid strictly and literally without any failure or defaults thence this contract so far as it may find said first party, shall become utterly null and void and this whole amount of principal mentioned herein remaining unpaid shall in[secure directly] become due or payable and all rights and interests hereby created or then existing in favor of the second part or derived from him shall utterly cease and determine and this right of possession and all equitable and legal interests in the premises hereby contracted shall revert to and revest in said first party without [any] declarations or forfeiture or act of reentry or any other act of said first party to be performed and without any right of second party of reclamations or compensations for moneys said or improvements made as absolutely full and property as if this contract had never been made and said party of the first part shall have the right immediately upon the failure of the party of second part to comply with the stipulation of this contract to enter upon the law aforesaid and take immediate possessions thereof together with the improvements or appurtenances thereto belonging and the said party of the second covenants and agrees, that he will surrender unto the said party of the first part the said land and appurtenances without delay hindrance and no court shall relieve this party of the second part from a failure to comply strictly and literally with this contract it is further stipulated that no assignment of the premises shall be valid unless the same be endorsed hereon and that no agreement or condition or relations between the second party and his assigns other person acquiring title or interest from or through him shall preclude the first party from this right to convey said premises to the second party of his assigns on the surrender of this agreement and the payment of the unpaid portion of this purchase money which be due to the first party.
In witness of which, the Union Pacific Railway Company South Branch has caused these presents in duplicate to be signed by the commissioner and the secretary of the land department under the seal of said company and the second party has hereunto set his signature on this day and year first above written.
Isaac T Goodwin Commissioner
George Mentzer Purchaser
Jno R Wheat, Secretary

Received Neosho Falls May 16 1871 of George Mentzer the sum of Sixty Six and 48 /100 dollars. Amount of first installments on the written contract.
A M Sommers Secy

Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Misc Book A page 108, Contract Union Pacific Railway Companty to George Mentzer, 16 May 1870; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

A second mortgage or deed of trust between the Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company and George Mentzer for land being the NE 1/4 of Section 6 in Township 25 South of Range 15in Woodson County Kansas from the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company in 1881. A 100 foot wide strip of land was reserved for a railroad right of way.

Woodson County Kansas
Deed Book N page 162

No. 4465. This indenture made this fourteenth day of July A.D. One thousand Eight hundred and eighty one by and between the Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company and Russell and W H Cowdrey Trustees of the Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company (Late Union Pacific Railway Company Southern Branch) under and by virtue of a mortgage or deed of trust dated above Dec 14 1868 and the Union Trust Company of New York Trustees, under a mortgage or Deed of Trust executed by said Railway Company dated February 1st 1871 and a second mortgage or deed of trust dated September 1st 1873. And a mortgage or deed of trust dated April 1st 1876 of the first part and George Mentzer of Woodson County State of Kansas of the second part Witnesseth That the said Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company in consideration of the sum of Five hundred and seventy five and 53/100 dollars. Duly paid, receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and the further consideration that when any part of these premises now adjoin the right of way of said Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company or any of its branches the party of the second part his legal representation and assigns shall erect and maintain a good and substantial fence along such right of way sufficient to turn stock has remissed released and conveyed until the party of the second part all its right title and interest of in and to the following described land to wit:
The north east quarter of section no Six in township no Twenty five (25) South of Range no Fifteen (15) of the sixth principal meridian in Woodson County, State of Kansas containing according to the United States Survey one hundred sixty four and 15/100 acres more or less. The above named sum of five hundred and seventy four & 53/100 dollars is the full amount of consideration received by said company in payment for the above described lands reserving however a strip of land one hundred feet wide for right of way or other railroad of the said Missouri Kansas Texas Railway Company have been located upon the premises. To have and to hold the same unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever and the said Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company hereby covenants with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns that it will and its successors shall warrant and defend the same to the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns against the lawful demands of all persons And the said Russell Sage and N A Cowdrey trustees as aforesaid and the Union Trust Company of New York, also trustees as aforesaid do by these presents and in consideration of the payment aforesaid release to the said party of the second part all their right title interest property possession claim demand and estate of the said trustees by virtue of said mortgages or trust deed in and to the above grantee premises in accordance with the terms and conditions of said mortgages or trust deeds. In witness whereof the said Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company and the Union Trust Company of New York have caused these presents to be signed by their respective President & P T and attested by their respective secretaries with seals of the respective corporations attached and the said Russel Sage and N A Cowdrey trustees have her unto set their hands and seals this 11 day of August AD one thousand eight hundred and eight one
George I Forrest
President pt of the Missouri Kansas Texas Railway Company
Edward King
President of the Union Trust Company of New York

Attest
H C Hansen
Secretary of the Missouri Kansas and Texas Railway Company
A B Ronaldson
Russel Sage
N A Cowdrey
LS / Trustees L S

Secretary of the Union Trust Company of New York
State of New York
Cit and County of New York
Be it remembered that on this 12th day of August AD one thousand eight hundred and eighty one before me the subscriber a commissioner in and for the state of New York appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas to take proof and acknowledgment of deeds, mortgages or any other instrument to be used or recorded in the state of Kansas personally appeared George I Forest president pt of the Missouri Kansas & Texas Company and Edward King President of the Union Trust Company of New York, trustees and Russel Sage and N H Cowdrey trustees who are personally known to me to be the identical persons whose names are affixed to the foregoing indenture as respectively president & pt and Trustee and duly acknowledged the execution of teh same as the voluntary act and deed of said Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company and said Union Trust Company of New York and of said Trustees and said George I Forrest and Edward King being by me severally duly sworn each for himself deposes and says that he is President &pt as aforesaid; that they signed the foregoing instrument as such President &pt and that the respective corporate seals of said companies were caused to be affixed there to as the act and deed of said companies respectively by order and authority of said companies respectively for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal in the City of New York on the day and year above written
W Johnson
File for Record Aug 20 AD 1881 at 9 am Commissioner for the State of Kansas
Isaac S Jones Register of Deed by Chas S Jones Deputy

Woodson County, Kansas, Deeds, Book N page 162-163, Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company to George Mentzer, 14 July 1881; Recorder of Deeds, Yates Center, Kansas.

Rachel Christy

Rachel Elmeda Christy1 was born on 28 Apr 1845 in Clinton, Indiana, United States.2–8

She was the child of Samuel Christy and Lyda Gallimore.9

She was listed as Elmedia Cristy, a 5 year old female who was born in Ohio in the household of Samuel Cristy in Jasper Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States on 21 Sep 1850.10

Rachel E. Christy was listed in the household of Samuel H Christy on the 1860 census living in Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana. According to the census, Rachel was 15 years old and born in Ohio.11

She married James Marshall Ricketts on 12 Jul 1866 in Frankfort, Clinton, Indiana, United States.4–5,7,12–25

On 7 Apr 1868, Frances Artlissa “Artie” Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 24 Apr 1870, Hulda May Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

Rachel A Rickets was listed in the household of James M Rickets on the 1870 census living in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana. According to the census, Rachel was 25 years old and born in Ohio.26

On 9 Nov 1871, Annabelle Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 29 Jul 1873, Daisy Pearl Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 17 Mar 1875, Manford Milton Ebesnor Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

On 17 Jun 1877, Charles Desmond Ricketts was born in Clinton, Indiana, United States.22–23

Rachel A Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M Ricketts on the 1880 census living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was 34 years old and born in Ohio.27

On 7 Oct 1880, Minnie Ricketts was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.23

On 7 Oct 1880, Dora Ricketts was born in Woodson, Kansas, United States.23

R. E. Ricketts was listed in the household of James M. Ricketts on the 1885 Kansas census living in Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, R. E. Ricketts was 39 years old.1

R. E. Ricketts was listed in the household of J. M. Ricketts on the 1895 Kansas census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, R. E. Ricketts was 50 years old and born in Ohio.8

Rachel E. Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M. Ricketts on the 1900 census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was born April 1845 in Ohio. Rachel and James had been married 35 years in 1900. Rachel was the mother of 8 children, 6 of whom were living in 1900.28

Rachel was listed as Rachel Ricketts, a 60 year old female who was born in Ohio in the household of J. M. Ricketts living in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Mar 1905.29

Rachel E. Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M Ricketts on the 1910 census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was 64 years old and born in Ohio. Rachel was the mother of 8 children, 6 of whom were living in 1910.30

She was listed as R. E. Ricketts, a 69 year old female who was born in Ohio in the household of J. M. Ricketts living in Liberty Township, Woodson, Kansas, United States on 1 Jul 1915.31

Rachel E Ricketts was listed as the wife of James M. Ricketts on the 1920 census living in Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was 74 years old and born in Ohio.32

She lived in Yates Center, Woodson, Kansas, United States in Dec 1920.19

Rachel received pension as a widow of James M Ricketts for his service in K 7 Indiana Cavalry on 23 Feb 1921 .33

She lived in Topeka, Kansas, United States in 1924.9

Rachel Ricketts was listed as the 80 year old mother in the household of Edward G. Briles living in Iola, Allen County, Kansas. According to the census, Rachel was born in Indiana.34

She died on 27 Jan 1927 at the age of 81 in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.2–4,6–7,35–36

Rachel was buried on 29 Jan 1927 in Liberty (Dutro), Woodson County, Kansas.3–4,37

ENDNOTES:

  1. 1885 Kansas State Census, Woodson County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 11 Image 16 of 96, household 49, James M. Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online September 2016); Kansas State Historical Society
  2. , (Ricketts.KS.003), Dutro Cemetery, , .
  3. Mrs. Rachel E. RIcketts, death certificate #2011237 (27 January 1917), Kansas State Board of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Topeka, Kansas.
  4. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Died” Frday, Feb. 4, 1927, page 7 col. 4 (Ricketts.Notebook); ,
  5. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 446.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.
  6. Ancestry Database, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
  7. “Obituary – Mrs. J. M. Ricketts,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 4 February 1927, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 August 2020).
  8. 1895 Kansas State Census, Woodson County Kansas, Kansas State Census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 12 Image 18 of 76, family 74, J M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 12 May 2021); Kansas State Historical Society
  9. “Long Illness Ended,” The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 7 February 1924, page 1; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 21 November 2020).
  10. 1850 U.S. Census, Fayette County Ohio, population schedule, Jasper Township, Fayette County, Indiana, page 156, household 1293, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017); NARA microfilm publication M432.
  11. 1860 U.S. Census, Tipton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jefferson Township, Tipton County, Indiana, page 189 Image 15 of 34, household 1425, Samuel H Christy; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653
  12. Marriage Record, Vol. 5, # 1, page 12 (Ricketts.IN.006).
  13. Clinton County Indiana Marriage Records 1830-1852 (Owensboro, KY: Cook-McDowell Publications, 1980), p. 10 #879 (Ricketts.IN.008). Hereinafter cited as Clinton County Indiana Marriage Records.
  14. , Marriage Record, Book 4 page 498 (Ricketts.Notebook) ().
  15. “Yates Center News”, (Yates Center, Kansas), to (), “Died” Friday Dec. 3, 1920, page 4, col 3 (Ricketts.Notebook); ,
  16. James M. Ricketts file; James M. Ricketts; (: ), (Ricketts.Notebook).
  17. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 12 May 2021.
  18. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (August 2018), James M Ricketts.
  19. “Died,” The Yates Center News (Yates Center, Kansas), 3 December 1920, page 4; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).
  20. “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (familysearch.org : viewed online 6 October 2020), James N Ricketts.
  21. James Marshall Ricketts, Military and pension record of James Marshall Ricketts (: U.S. Government), Ricketts Notebook.
  22. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1898 Bureau Pensions Questions James RIcketts.
  23. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1915 Pension Questionnaire James Ricketts.
  24. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1921 Declaration for Widow’s Pension Rachel Ricketts.
  25. “Obituary – Ricketts,” Woodson County Advocate (Yates Center, Kansas), 24 December 1920, page 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 8 April 2021).
  26. 1870 U.S. Census, Clinton County, Indiana, population schedule, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Indiana, page 9 Image 9 of 25, family 66, Ricketts James M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T132
  27. 1880 U.S. Census, Center Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Everett Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 58, page 7 Image 7 of 15, household 53, James M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9
  28. 1900 U.S. Census, North Township, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Woodson County, KS, ED 186, sheet 3B Image 6 of 18, household 162, Ricketts James; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); FHL microfilm: 1240503
  29. 1905 Kansas Census, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, state census, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, page 10 Image 19 of 70, family 76, J M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online 12 May 2021); Kansas State Historical Socity
  30. 1910 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 147, Sheet 2B Image 4 of 16, household 47, Ricketts James M; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T624
  31. 1915 Kansas Census, Woodson County, 1905 State Census, Liberty Township, page 20 Image 39 of 71, dwelling 4, J. M. Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed online March 2016); Kansas State Historical Society
  32. 1920 U.S. Census, Woodson County, Kansas, population schedule, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas, ED 156, Sheet 2B Image 4 of 13, household 41, James M Ricketts; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T625
  33. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, James M Ricketts, 20 April 1870; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2018). Original Source: NARA micorfilm publication T288.
  34. 1925 Kansas Census, Coffey County, Kansas, Kansas State Census, Iola, Allen County, Kansas, page 20 Image 19 of 70, family 172, Briles Edward G; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online January 2019); Kansas State Historical Society
  35. “Death of Mrs. R. E. Ricketts,” The Iola Register (Iola, Kansas), 27 January 1927; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online 22 August 2020).
  36. James M. Ricketts, Military Pension, James M. Ricketts, 1927 Drop Report Rachel Ricketts.
  37. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online September 2016), memorial for Rachel Elmeda Christy Ricketts (1845-1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. #16190923, created by Bertha Avery-Hood, citing Liberty Dutro Cemetery, Woodson County, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Donna Londeed, Rachel Elmeda Christy Ricketts.