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Darrell Brooks (#46880460)
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Bio Photo I am retired from Kansas Farm Bureau and live in Manhattan, KS. I grew up in Blue Rapids, KS., which is about 45 miles north of Manhattan. I belong to the Blue Rapids Historical Society as well as the Marshall County Historical Society. My Marshall County roots go back to 1858 when my Great Great Grandparents settled on the Blue River. I have recently completed research on the Civil War Vets buried at Fairmont Cemetery in Blue Rapids and Prospect Hill Cemetery just north of Blue Rapids. I will be happy to help anyone out on researching graves associated with these cemeteries.
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Gary Norris
Find A Grave Memorial# 116171900
Thanks a lot for your contributions to Find A Grave. I believe Find A Grave Memorial# 116171900 is for Garland O. Norris. Garland and family are in the 1910 census in Blue Rapids. The 1920 census shows his wife Belle being widowed.

His daughter, Myrtle A. Norris, is also buried here (Find A Grave Memorial# 107361146). The inscription "11 years 3 months 19 days -
Daughter of CO & B Norris" should read ".. Daughter of GO and B Norris"

Added by Gary Norris on Jul 28, 2015 3:53 PM
Jeffrey Warders
RE: Phyllis Runnebaum
Darrell, thanks for setting up a memorial for Mom on Find-a-grave. I would appreciate it if you could transfer management to me. Very thoughtful of you. Thanks so much. Jeff Warders
Added by Jeffrey Warders on Jun 05, 2015 9:56 AM
William Stark
Martin B. Cole

His widow did return to Ohio. She appears in the 1890 U.S. Veterans Census and in the 1910 U.S. Census, living in Wellington, Ohio (Lorain County), where she died Nov. 30, 1917.

Added by William Stark on Jun 04, 2015 7:30 PM
William Stark
Martin B. Cole #80156467

Take a look at Memorial #30195675 for Martin B. Cole. How can he be buried in two places? His invalid(1883) and widow's(1887) pensions were issued in KS. What do you make of this?

Added by William Stark on Jun 04, 2015 8:58 AM
RE: George Benton
If you get a moment to get Anton Forsman's stone photo... that is great but if you don't get out there before memorial... I'll try to get it. We'll get it one way or another.
Congrats on the twin girls. So precious. You are welcome to visit anytime. my cell phone # is 785 263 1984. We have no land-line. We live west of town so instructions may be needed.
Added by Lova on Apr 16, 2015 3:27 PM
RE: George Benton
Thank you. It means a lot when you do that. Off my list when I next visit the cem. probably on Memorial weekend.
You wouldn't have a photo of her first husbands' stone (Anton Forsman). He is buried in Prospect Hill too.
Malissa was my granddad Bert Sutton's sister. My mother's aunt.
Added by Lova on Apr 16, 2015 6:35 AM
John Irvin
Joseph Scott
Darrell, thank you very much!! John Irvin
Added by John Irvin on Mar 16, 2015 12:29 PM
John Irvin
Mary Ann Scott Fulton
Darrell, thanks for you help!! John Irvin
Added by John Irvin on Mar 16, 2015 12:25 PM
Judith Heckard Mathias
Theo & Louella Vail Grabhorn
Thank You
Added by Judith Heckard Mathias on Mar 15, 2015 9:09 PM
Earl Hoffman
RE: Mary Finley
Leonard Finley died at Reynolds, Nebraska. Will add to this note a newspaper article about the accident.

Wymore Arbor State
29 may 1908
Engineer Leonard Finley Loses His Life and Engineer Dan O’Donnel Still in a Critical Condition
The news of the head end collision of freight train No. 65 west and passenger train No. 14 east on last Sunday morning at Reynolds, about 40 miles west of this point in which a number were maimed and injured, was quite a shock and created no little excitement as both trains were manned by men residing in Wymore. It was some time before definite information could be ascertained, but it was finally learned that no one had been killed but that both engineers were badly hurt and probably fatally.
A wrecking train was immediately made up here and proceeded to the scene of disaster, bearing the company physician and other physicians of the city. About 10:30 in the forenoon the passenger train, or that which was left on the tracks, was brought to this city bearing the injured. They were, Leonard Finley, passenger engineer, badly scalded and otherwise injured from which he died about 2:30 in the afternoon. Daniel O’Donnel, engineer freight, skull fractured and other injuries. He is still lying very low, though it is thought he may recover. John Hill, fireman on passenger, ankle broken. The baggage man also received slight injuries.
Both the engineers were among the oldest employees on the road and were highly esteemed by the citizens of Wymore and all those who knew them. Mr. Finley’s funeral occurred on Tuesday morning at the Episcopal church, the services being conducted by the pastor, and the remains taken to Blue Rapids, Ka., accompanied by the pastor, the pall bearers and a large company of immediate friends where they were laid to rest in the family burying ground. The deceased was forty-six years of age, a native of Illinois, and leaves a wife and three children. His father, two brothers and two sisters were here to attend the funeral from Illinois.
The wreck occurred at a sharp curve just west of Reynolds and it is reported as the result of a mistake in time by the engineer of the freight train. The story is that in looking at his watch the first time he thought he had time to make Williams, the first town west of Reynolds, and had started for that point. But the second glance showed that the passenger was due in Reynolds in a few minutes. He then proceeded back onto the siding and sent a flagman to flag the approaching passenger rain. But it is said the flagman signaled from the left hand side of the passenger train and was not seen by the passenger fireman who happened to be firing his engine at that time. There was therefore no warning to the passenger crew until the collision came, striking the freight train head on while it was backing on to the siding.
Both engines were badly damaged the baggage car and two coaches were reduced to kindling wood and three freight cars were demolished. The baggage man was only slightly injured and a young boy was the only passenger to receive more than a severe shaking up.
The wrecked trains were brought through Wymore about 4:30 p.m. last Tuesday evening and taken on up the road. The two engines were badly smashed up as were also freight cars and one passenger coach.
Added by Earl Hoffman on Feb 26, 2015 3:01 PM
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