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Mary Hendershot Lockcuff



OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) - Page 13 Tuesday, January 4, 1966 MRS. ELWOOD HENDERSHOT Mrs. Rose Hendershot, 85, East Whitehouse, died yesterday in Hunterdon Medical Center where she was admitted Sunday. Her husband, Elwood Hender- shot, died 25 years ago. Born in High Bridge, she lived most of her life in the Lebanon and Whitehouse area. She was a member of the Rockaway Reformed Church, White House Station. Surviving are four sons, El- wood Jr. of Flemington; Frank of Lebanon; Peter of Somerville, and George of Bound Brook; six daughters, Mrs. Edna Hehn, Missoula, Mont.; Mrs. Irene Craven, Port Richmond, Staten Island; Mrs. Ruth Mason and Mrs. Wilma Kirk, Flemington; Mrs. Florence Engle, Dover, and Mrs. Marilda Frank, East Whitehouse; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Arrangements are un- der the direction of the Bright Colonial Home; Lebanon.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) - Page 33 Wednesday, January 5, 1966 MRS. ELWOOD HENDERSHOT The funeral of Mrs. Rose Hendershot, 85, East White- house, who died Monday night in the Hunterdon Medical Cen- ter, will be held at 2 p.m. Fri- day at the Bright Colonial Home, Lebanon. Whe was the widow of Elwood Hendershot.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) - Page C-6 Thursday, April 1, 1982 RUTH MASON Ruth Mason, 71, of 26 Grant Ave., Flemington, died Tuesday in Hun- terdon Medical Center, Flemington. Born Oct. 5, 1910, in White House Sation, she was a daughter of the late Elwood and Rose Hendershot. She lived in Hunterdon County most of her life. Surviving are her husband, John Mason; a son, Leonard Smeaton, Flemington; three brothers, Elwood Hendershot, Flemington; Harry Hendershot, Somerville, and Frank Hendershot, Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Florence Engle, High Bridge; Irene Hendershot, New York; Rill Hendershot, Washington, and Mrs. Edna Helm, Montana; a granddaughter and a great- granddaughter. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, Flemington. Inter- ment will be in Union Cemetery, Lebanon.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) - Page C-9 Wednesday, January 25, 1989 Marilda Burd Frank Marilda Burd Frank, 83, of Washington, N.J., died Tuesday in Warren Hospital after a long ill- ness. Born Dec. 16, 1905, in Potters- town, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Elwood and Rosetta Cramer Hendershot. She lived in Califon, N.J., most of her life be- fore moving to Washington 12 years ago. Her first husband, Hurley Burd Sr., died in 1938, and her second husband, Harry Frank, died in 1958. Surviving are five sons, Hurley Burd Jr. of Califon, Kenneth Burd of Hendersonville, Tenn., Peter Al- len and Floyd Frank, both of Lex- ington, N.C., and Harry Frank Jr. of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Hazel McPherson of Glen Gardner, N.J., Rose Villano of Whitehouse Station, N.J., and Grace Campbell of Oxford, N.J.; three brothers, Frank Hendershot of Bradenton, Fla., Harry Hender- shot of Somerville, N.J., and El- wood Hendershot of Flemington, N.J.; three sisters, Irene Craven of Saratoga, N.Y., Edna Hehn of Missoula, Mont., and Florence En- gle of High Bridge, N.J.; 31 grandchildren, 46 great- grandchildren and seven great- great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Coughlin Funeral Home in Califon. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Tewksbury Township, N.J.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) - Page A-6 Monday, April 17, 1989 Florence Engle Florence Engle, 84, died Sunday in Hunterdon Medical Center. Born Sept. 8, 1903, in Readington Township, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Elwood and Rose Cramer Hendershot. She lived in White House, N.J., for many years, a brief time in Alaska, and then moved to High Bridge, N.J. She is survived by three brothers, Elwood H. Jr. of Flem- ington, Harry of Sommerville, and Frank, of Bradenton, Fla.; two sis- ters, Irene Craven, of Saratoga, N.Y., and Edna Hehn of Montana; threegrandchildren; four great- grandchildren and five great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Hartman, and a sister, Marilda Frank. Services will be private. Bright's Colonial Funeral Home in Leba- non, N.J., is in charge of ar- rangements.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) - Page C-11 Saturday, February 1, 1992 Pete Hendershot SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- Pete Hendershot, 73, of Somerville, for- mer Hunterdon County baseball coach, manager and player, died Friday in Somerset Medical Cen- ter in Somerville. He retired in 1974 from W.H.Cawley Co. of Somerville, where he worked as a driver for 40 years. Born June 9, 1918, in White- house, he was a son of the late El- wood and Rose Hendershot. A catcher and third baseman, he played, coached and managed semi-pro baseball for the Tri- County Baseball League of Hunt- erdon County for 25 years in the late 1930s to 1950s, and played mi- nor league baseball for the Rocky Mountain team of North Carolina and Somerville Browns. Clinton attorney Wesley L. Lance, longtime president of the Tri-County league, called him "a colorful charachter." He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 12, Volunteer Fire Co. Engine 1 for 30 years, and Fra- ternal Order of Eagles, all of Som- erville. His wife, the former Carmella Moretti, died in January 1991. Surviving are three sons, Pete of Three Bridges, Anthony of Nes- hanic Station and Robert of Som- erville; three daughters, Lora Blomquist of Flemington, Car- mella Potter of Norfolk, Va., and Christine Jimenez of Somerville; 22 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Ceme- tery in Somerville. [This is Harry "Pete" Hendershot]

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page B-6 Sunday, December 22, 1996 Shirley Chamberlin, owned bridal salon Shirley Mae Chamberlin, 61, of Whitehouse Station, died Fri- day, Dec. 20, in her home. She owned and operated the Forever Yours Bridal Salon in Whitehouse Station, retiring two years ago. Prior to that, she worked for the Hunterdon Re- view for 10 years, writing a com- munity column once a week. Born March 7, 1935, in White- house Station, she was a daugh- ter of Ellen Cavalier Hender- shot of whitehouse Station and the late John Hendershot. She lived in Whitehouse Station all of her life. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Whitehouse Station. She was a past president of the Home and School Associa- tion of Readington Township. She was a member of the Whitehouse Station Fire Com- pany Ladies Auxiliary. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Donald W., three daughters, Doreen Ellen Russ of Effort, Pa., Darlene Elizabeth Kuhl and De- nise Elaine Beatty, both of Flemington, a brother, John J. Hendershot of Phillipsburg, a sister, Patricia Hendershot of Whitehouse Station, and six grandchildren. A Funeral Liturgy will be cel- ebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the church, Main Street and Berlaski Road. Thre are no calling hours. Burial will be in Union Ceme- tery in Lebanon. The Kearns Funeral Home, 103 Old Highway, Whitehouse, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests memori- als to the American Cancer So- ciety, 84 Park Ave., Flemington, NJ 08822. ________________________ Transcribed by Bonnie Rardin September 19, 2006

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page B-4 Sunday, March 21, 1999 Elmwood Hendershot, former deputy sheriff Elmwood "Red" Hendershot, 85, of Derbyline, Vt., died Friday, march 19, in North Country Hospital in Newport, Vt. He was a lineman for Jersey Central Power and Light Co. in Flemington for over 30 years before retiring. Then he was employed as a courier by the former Hunterdon County National Bank, now First Union, in Flemington. At one time, he was a deputy sheriff in Hunterdon County. Born April 1, 1913, in Peapack, N.J., he was a son of the late Elmwood and Rose Hendershot. He was a member of the Flemington Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II seeing action in Saipan, Iwo Jima and Nagasaki. He was a member of the Flemington Exempt Fireman's Association. He had formerly resided in Flemington for most of his life before moving to Derbyline. He is survived by his wife, the former Marie Hagan; two sons, Terry of Derbyline and Donald of Kissimee, Fla.; a daughter Diane Lloyd of West Monroe, La.; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Holcombe- Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington. Call 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington. [His name and his father is Elwood, not Elmwood as in the Obit - According to W.E.H book known as Charles Elwood]

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page B-4 Tuesday, August 24, 1999 Marie Hendershot, Union Hotel waitress Marie E. Hendershot, 85, of Derbyline, Vt., died Saturday, Aug. 7, in North Country Hospital in Newport, Vt. She was formerly a waitress at the Union Hotel in Flemington for more than 25 years. Born March 31, 1914, in Readington Township, she was a daughter of the late Miles and Minnie Reading Hagan. She resided in Flemington most of her life until moving to Derbyline seven years ago. She was a lifelong member of the Flemington Presbyterian Church. Her husband, Elwood "Red," died March 19. She is survived by two sons, Donald of Kissimee, Fla.; and Terry of Derbyline, with whom she resided; a daughter Diane Lloyd of Choudrant, La.; seven grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington. There will be no calling hours. The Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington, is in charge of arrangements.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page 11 Monday, October 2, 1961 John L. Hendershot Sr. John Lucas Hendershot Sr., 54, of Main Street, White House Sta- tion, died of a heart attack yes- terday at his home. Mr. Hendershot was blind for 21 years. Before losing his sight he was employed by a road con- struction firm. Born on Feb. 5, 1907, in Pot- terstown near Lebanon, he was a son of Mrs. Rose Hendershot of Whitehouse Route 22, and the late Elwood Hendershot. He spent his early life in Lebanon. He resided most of his life in the Whitehouse area. Surviving in addition to his mother are his widow, the former Ellen Cavalear; a son, John Jr., White House Station, with whom he resided; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Chamberlin, White House Station, and Miss Patricia Ann, at home; four brothers, Frank, Leb- anon R.D.; George and Harry (Peter), both of Somerville, N.J., and Elwood Jr., Flemington; six sisters, Mrs. Marilda Frank, High Bridge; Mrs. Wilma Willard, Glen Gardner; Mrs. Florence Engle, Dover; Mrs. Edna Hehn, Mis- soula, Mont.; Mrs. Irene Craven, Staten Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Ruth Mason, Flemington, and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are be- ing made by the Bright Funeral Home, Lebanon.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page B-4 Thursday, February 11, 1988 Edna Hendershot Edna "Sally" Hendershot, 74, of Newton, N.J., died Wednesday in Newton Memorial Hospital. She last worked in the quality control department of Mack Wayne in Newton until retiring in 1985. Before that, she was employed by the Picatinny Arsenal during World War II, and she and her late husband, Norman Hendershot, who died in 1965, owned and oper- ated the Delaware House in Dela- ware, N.J., from 1955 to 1968, and later owned the Courthouse Tavern in Newton, N.J. Born in Newton, she lived in the Delaware section of Knowlton Township, N.J., for a few years before moving back to Newton in 1955. Mrs. Hendershot was president of the ladies auxiliary of Lt. Charles A. Meyer American Legion Post 86, and was a member of the ladies auxiliary of Veterans of For- eign Wars Post 5360, both in New- ton, and the Ladies of the Moose Lodge in Hackettstown. Surviving are a daughter, Doro- thy Owens of Auburn, Maine; a sister, Millie Ladlee of Lake Ho- patcong, N.J., and a grandson, John Norman "Bucky" Owens of Newton, whom she raised. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home at 63 High St. in Newton. Interment will be in Baleville Cemetery in Hampton Township, N.J.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page D-4 Sunday, August 24, 1980 Ruth Hendershot Ruth Hendershot, 82, of 163 S. Lin- coln Ave., Washington, N.J., died Friday in Warren Hospital following a long illness. Born in Karrville, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Robert Hen- dershot Sr. and Ida Smith Hender- shot. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington. She is survived by a brother, Rob- ert Hendershot Jr. of Washington, and a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Fox of Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the DeVoe Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Ceme- tery, Pleasant Grove, N.J.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page 2 Tuesday, January 15, 1946 John W. Hendershot John W. Hendershot, 75 a retired farmer of Johnsonburg, died Sunday night in Warren Hospital, Philips- burg. He is survived by four sons, George W. Hendershot, of Easton; Alfred and William Hendershot, of Johnsonburg, and Charles Hender- shot, of Marksboro; three daugh- ters, Mrs. Raymond Folweiler, of Easton; Mrs. Gus Stephens, of Hackettstown, and Mrs. Lyle Van- Auken, of Stillwater; three broth- ers, Clark and Harry Hendershot, of Hackettstown, and Edward Hen- dershot, of Great Meadows; a sis- ter, Mrs. Elizabeth Beers, of Alla- muchy, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Hiles funeral home, Great Meadows. The Rev. Frank Shannon, pastor of Johnsonburg Methodist Church will officiate, and interment will be in Johnsonburg cemetery.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page 10 Monday, September 15, 1947 Mrs. Aaron Hendershot Mrs. Emma Jane Hendershot, 77, wife of Aaron Hendershot, of Jersey City, died Saturday night in War- ren Hospital, Phillipsburg. Mrs. Hendershot had been visiting her son, Jacob Hendershot, of Hack- ettstown, when she became ill. In addition to her husband and son she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donnie Tirano, of Jersey City, with whom she resided. Funeral services will be held Wed- nesday at 2 p. m. from the Hiles funeral home, Great Meadows. The Rev. James Lane will officiate and interment will be in Johnsonburg cemetery.

OBITUARY Easton Express/Express Times (Easton, PA) Page 8 Tuesday, January 16, 1940 Harry Hendershot Harry Hendershot, 65 years old, of North Main street, Hackettstown, died early today at Newton Memo- rial Hospital. He was employed by the Lackawanna Railroad, and was a member of Independence Lodge No. 42, F. and A. M., of Hacketts- town. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hulda Sweezy Hendershot and a number of nieces and nephews. A brother, Tobias Hendershot, died a few days ago and his fu- neral services are being held today at Great Meadows. Another broth- er died last August. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2:30 p. m. at the Hiles funeral home, Great Meadows, and interment will be in Pequest Union cemetery, Great Meadows. Transcribed by Bonnie Rardin September 7, 2006

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Samuel Hendershot


Huron County Tribune, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan, Friday, October 19, 1917. Death of Samuel Hendershot. Samuel Hendershot, died at the home of his son, H.P. Hendershot, of Verona, Friday evening, October 12. Deceased was born in Canada, January 15, 1832. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Godsell of Kinde, under the auspices of the L.O.L. lodge, Monday afternoon, Interment in Verona cemetery. The remaining family consists of two sons, Horatio P. and Lon, and one daughter, Mrs. Ridgley of Sanilac county.

See page 325 in WEH, death certificate says son of Joseph Hendershot and Martha Culver. Age at death is 85y 8m and 26 days. He did not have a son Frank or un-named. Contributed by Barbara Rudy at barudy@aol.com

Albert R. Hendershot


Pantagraph in Bloomington IL Nov, 18, 1002: Albert R. Hendershot Pontiac--Albert R. Hendershot, 82 of 122 Redwood, Pontiac, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday (Nov 16, 2002) at Livingstone Manor, Pontiac. His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac, the Rev. Jason Woolever of First United Methodist Church officiating. There will be no visitation. Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the United Way of Pontiac or the Daily Leader Needy Kids Fund. He was born March 8, 1920 in Knoxville, Tenn., a son of Harry and Margaret (West) Hendershot. He married Margery Barr on Aug. 13, 1970 in Springfield. She died in 1983. Survivors include two sisters, Gladys Lambert, Randolph, Wis.; and Helen Lambert, Pontiac. He also was preceded in death by his twin sister, Alma Gates; and one brother, Jack Hendershot. He was educated in Livingston County Schools and farmed his entire life in the Cornell area.
Donated by Barbara Rudy at barudy@aol.com

Doris Hendershott


From the Pantagraph, Wednesday, January 28, 2004 Doris Hendershott Bloomington -- Doris J. Hendershott, 73 formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, mother of a Bloomington resident, died on Tuesday (Jan 27, 2004 at the Good Samaritan Center, Davenport, Iowa after a long illness. Servise: 10 a.m. Friday graveside Service at Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Iowa. Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, Iowa is in charge of local arrangements. Local survivors a daughter Linda (Dr.Scott) Januzik of Bloomington; and two grandchildren.
Donated by Barbara Rudy at barudy@aol.com
Donald Hendershot


Carl Hendershot


George W. Hendershot Obituary

Joseph Hendershot



David M. Hendershot



Mrs. Mary Sowers Hendershot


Frank L. Hendershot


Samuel Maurice Hendershott


John Sylvester "Jack" Hendershott


Leo Hendershot


Rev. J. P. Hendershot


Mrs. D. K. Hendershott.


Mrs. Cora Mae Hendershott, 73, wife of D. K. Hendershott, died at 5:20 a. m. Friday, at the home of her son, D. J. Hendershott, of Lancaster, R5 of a heart condition after an illness of one and a half years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church in Cincinnati, Ohio where she resided most of her life. She was born in Illinois, a daughter of the late William T. and Mahalah Kurtz. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Jane, wife of Milton F. Wertz and Albert W., both of Cincinnati; and D. J. Hendershot of Lancaster, R5 also one brother, Arthur C. Kurtz, of Portland and five grandchildren. (Lancaster Daily Intelligencer March 29, 1943 (Lancaster Co. is in PA) See WEH page 96. Contributed by Barbara Rudy

Melvina Hendershot Skinner is Called by Death 1927 Newman Illinois Independent


Another noble women of the pioneer type, fo this city, answered the summons of death-had beenin failing health for some time.

It is with deep regret that we chornicle the death of Mrs. Melvina Hendershot Skinner, daughter of Isaac and Deliah Hendershot. The deceased was born in Waynesboro, Greene County, Penn. February, 23, 1845, and departed this life at her home on East Lytle stree, Sunday, August 7th, 1927, having reached the advanced age of 89 years, 5 months and 15 days.

In 1856, the decease with her mother, brothers and sisters, moved to Illinois and settled on a farm near to Newman. In July 1866 she was uniteed in the holy bonds of wedlock to WW Skinner of Newman. To this union were born three children. Two of these child: Logan and Ilma, and the husband preceded her in death. (more if anyone wants it). Submitted by Mike Sutton

Obituary of Loren Wesley Hendershot Mar. 2, 1934 Newman Illinois Independent


Loren Wesley Hendershot was born Nov. 15, 1867; died March 3, 1934 of pneumonia, in the 67th year of his age-66 years, 3 months, 16 days. He was the first son of the late WW Hendeshot and his wife, Mary. He was born on the Hendershot homestead, south of Nemwan, IL, and grew to manhood thre. He ws the oldest of five children. His brother Ervin passed into his final sleep two days before him. He is survived by his mother, his brother Carl, his sisters, Olive and Edna.

Feb. 22, 1893 he was unted in marriage with Malinda Hammiil, by whom three children were born. Maire, now Mrs. Wells, living in California; Norine, now Mrs. Curry of Brocton; and Harlan, living near Neman. Mrs. Curry and Harlan were present at his passing. Malenda Hammil Hendershot died March 27th, 1908. For a period of years, Lord lived on the farm near Geff, Wayne County, IL.

In 1916 he married Inez Irene Avery, to whom one son, Leonard, was born, and who survives his parents.

Loren Hendershot will be remembered in this community as a good citizen, a kind and generous neighbor, a true friend, and an honest man."


Inez Irene Hendershot


Obituary of Inez Irene Hendershot, the daughter of L. W. and Pyaria Farren Avery, was born August 10, 1884, near the town of Geff, Il. She died of pnewumonia, March 2, 1934-age 49 years, 6 months, 20 days,. She is survived by her father and mother. Her mother and brother from Detroit, Mich, are present at the funeral. She was a graduate of the Geff High School, attended Albion College and taught in the Public Schools of Wayne County for four years.

In 1908 she was married to Joshua Graham and with him lived at Edmund, Kansas, fro five yeaers. A son, Avery, was born to them. He now lives in California.

She returned to Geff from Kansas and in the year 1916 was married to Loren W. Hendershot. They ahve lived on a farm south of Newman since. One son, Leonard, was born to this union. He survives his mother.

Mrs. Hendershot is a member of the First ME Church at Geff and a member of Mary Camp. No. 3474 Royal Neighbors of America at Geff. Since it was the will of the silent inevitable messenger of death to take Mr and Mrs. Hendershot at almost the same time, it is beufiful that they go together , side by side in death as in life. They leave a community a legacy of honorable, reliable citizenshilp;. They were of the sturdy pioneer American stock-by such ws the Great republic founded and served. "

Obituary of WW Hendershot May 9, 1917 Newman, Illinois Independent

Funeral Rites Took Place at the M. E. Church, Friday Afternoon at 2 o'clock, Conducted by Rev. T. A. Adams, Assisted by Rev. J. Frank Holingsworth-Interment at Newman Cemetery.

The funeral rits over the remains of the late Mr. W. W. Hendershot, mention of whose death appeared in the these columns last week, took place at the M. E. church in this city, Friday, afternoon, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. T. A. Adams, assisted by Rev. J. Frank Hollingsworth. The last sad rites were largely attended and the beautiful floral offerings attested the high standing of the deceased in the community.

Music on the occasion was rendered by a quartet composed of Mr. F. S. Lydick, Mr. R. C. Gillogly, Messrs. M. S. Smith and H. L. Thomas and Mrs. Bessie Coley rendered a solo. Mrs. C. E. Douglas presided a the organ.

Mr. Hendershot had resided here many years and his pleasant disposition and square dealings with his neighbors and friends won the highest regard for him. There is no language at our command by which we can fittingly portray the sincerity of this man's true character; and the experience of a lifetime, the writer can safely say., he never met on who seemed to more nearly walk hand in hand with the Great Creator-a man who attended strictly to his own affairs and granted his neighbors and friends the same privilege. He had been a very industrious man all through life and was considered one of the most honest and upright men of the whole community, his word being as good as his bond.

The remains were laid to rest in the beautiful Newman cemetery and were attended to their last resting place by a large concourse of people.

The following obituary was read at the funeral:

"William Wood , eldest son of Isaac and Delila Hendershot, was born in Green County, Pa., March 7, 1841 and departed this life at this home in Newman, Ill, May 9, 1917; aged 76 years 2 months and 2 days. The deceased lost his father in death when he was but fourteen years of age; therefore great responsibilities rested upon him while yet quite young.

At the age of twentyone years he came west to Illinois and enlisted in Company A, 70th Ilininois Infantry, serving his county's flag in her dark period of the civil war.

At the close of the war Mr. Hendershot came back to Illinois and settled near Newman, where he has resided every since. He was united in Marriage to Miss Mary A. Sowers., of Sargent township, and to this happy union were born five children-three sons and two daughters, namely: Loren W, Irvin J. , Carl S. , Mrs. Olive L. Burgett and Mrs Edna A. Davis, all of how reside in or near Newman and are present at the funeral rites today. There are also seven grand children and one great grand child living. Beside these he leaves two aged sisters, Mrs. George D. Carrington and Mrs. Melvina Skinner, to mourn his demise.

The deceased was a member of the Low Post No. 323 GAR of Newman, the ranks of which order are being sadly depleted. About 1883, at a meeting or revival held at Otterbeing Chapel, on South Prairie, Mr. Hendershot was converted by never united with any church. At the revival held recently in this church he expressed a desire to join the church when he was well enough to attend it's services.

The deceased realized he was going to die and make all necessary arrangements about his business affairs, and when the death angel came was ready to go to met his Creator, although he regretted to leave his loved ones on this side of the great divide. In his death the community has lost one of it's truest and best citizens. Posted by msutton58@comcast.net

Mrs. Chester L. Hendershot

Helen A. Hendershot, 90, formerly of RFD 2, Hutchinson (Kansas), died Feb. 4, 1985, at the Ralph Thorne Health Center at Wesley Towers after a long illness. Born Helen A. Lyman April 21, 1894, in Lincoln Township in Reno County, she married Chester L. Hendershot April 28, 1915, in Darlow Community. He died Dec. 18, 1974. She was a member of South Hutchinson United Methodist Church and charter member of the Lincoln EHU. Survivors: sons, Roger L., 3006 Princeton, Wilbur E., RFD 2, Maurice W., Wichita, Robert A., RFD 3; sister, Mildred Hemphill, 303 North Main, South Hutchinson; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Clarence Beam. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. Memorials to the church. Posted by Stan Hendershot


Royal Clark Hendershot

Royal Clark Hendershot (Chester L.; Andrew J.; Harvey L.; Harvey M.; David; Jacob; Johann George; Michael) was born July 14, 1920 at Grace Hospital in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was one of six children of the late Chester Leland Hendershot and Helen Adelia Lyman. He had one younger sister, Helen Marie; two older brothers, Roger Lyman and Wilbur Ellis; and, two younger brothers, Maurice Wayne and Robert Arden. Chester was a farmer in the Darlow and South Hutchinson, Kansas area and also served as Reno County Treasurer.

Royal was raised on his father's farm in Reno County, Kansas where he was active in the local 4-H Club, the Rifle Club, and South Hutchinson United Methodist Church. He attended Hutchinson High School where he graduated with the class of 1938. He then went on to attend Hutchinson Community Junior College where he graduated with the class of 1940. He also managed his father's farm in 1940 while Chester served as Reno County Treasurer. In 1943 he graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. His major was in agronomy with a minor in dairy husbandry. His post-graduate work included courses in adult education, economics, and extension work.

On January 1, 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy with his active duty beginning on September 1, 1943. He was commissioned upon completion of the Naval Reserve course for midshipmen in Chicago, Illinois on December 22, 1943 he then completed a course on diesel engineering in Raleigh, North Carolina in May of 1944, and a 10-week class on amphibian warfare. He was assigned the rank of Ensign and appointed to serve as a midshipman on the U.S.S. LSM 70. On April 1, 1945 he was promoted from the rank of Ensign to that of Lieutenant Junior Grade. His ship was active in transporting troops to places such as the shores of Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged from active service on March 25, 1946.

While on leave in Raleigh, North Carolina he married Lola Mae Davis (William E.; John E.; George B.; Peter C.; John; John; Thomas; Robert; Robert) at the Edenton Street Methodist Church 8:00 P.M. April 28, 1944. She was born on the family farm near Castleton, Kansas on February 19, 1924. Her parents were the late William Edmond Davis and Florence Faye Lewis of Castleton and then Hiattville, Kansas. Lola had one older brother, Lewis Edmund; one younger sister, Marjorie Kathryn Barringer; and two younger brothers, Donald Lee and Conrad LaVerne.

Royal and Lola had four children: Carol Faye Johnson, wife of Duane R. Johnson, of Lindsborg, Kansas; Steven Edmund Hendershot; Scott Clark Hendershot of Wichita, Kansas; and Reverend Stanley (Stan) Leland Hendershot (wife Monica Irene Hollingsworth) of McCook, Nebraska. Their grandchildren are Russell Duane Johnson of Turlock, California; Allen Richard Johnson of Lindsborg, Kansas; and Katherine Rose and Joel Clark Hendershot of McCook, Nebraska.

After his release from the U.S. Navy, Royal served as the noxious weed supervisor in Reno County for one year (1946) where he purchased chemicals to control the weeds, advised farmers, and treated noxious weeds that were found on farms and public land. In 1947 he taught the Veterans On-Farm-Training class at Haven High School. And from 1948 to 1956 he operated a dairy farm near Hiattville, Bourbon County, Kansas and taught the Veterans On-Farm-Training class at Hepler High School until it closed in 1953. From 1956 to 1960 he was the assistant County Extension Agricultural Agent for Sumner County, Kansas where he helped families with farm management problems. He then worked as Kingman County, Kansas 4-H Extension Agent from 1960 to 1967 where he was responsible for organizing, planning, and executing the 4-H program including the fair, camps, involvement in statewide events, and support and supervision of local leaders. From 1967 to 1970 he served as the Morton County, Kansas Agricultural Extension Agent. At the time of his death Royal was employed by the Kingman County Engineering Department.

He had been active in the V.F.W., Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, and was a member of the United Methodist Church. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and spectator sports. He had a pilot license and enjoyed flying but had limited opportunity for doing so. Royal also enjoyed "tinkering" with things and always seemed to bring home a new project to fix up. On December 29, 1976, Royal suffered a massive heart attack and was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott, Kansas. He was buried at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas. Posted by Stan Hendershot on February 23, 2003

David Hendershot-Daily Reporter, Washington, PA, July 9, 1908

David Hendershot, aged 86 years of 353 Broad Street, Eighth Ward, died last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. F. Woodrow. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago and had been feeble ever since. Mr. Hendershot was born June 9, 1822. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted as a volunteer. He served galiantly throughout the Rebellion. His wife died nine years ago and since that time he has make his home with his daughter. Three children survive, a daughter and two sons: Mrs. B. F. Woodrow, of the Eighth Ward; Joseph of Ewing Street, and William, of Bealiesville. Service will be held from the late home at 7:30 this evening,be conducted by the Rev. S. L. Parcell, of the Broad Street Baptist Church. Internment will be made Friday morning at the Mt. Hermon cemetery.
Posted by Susan Nesta

Harriet Hendershot Sutton
Born May 18,1818 Died Aug 3, 1888 Sutton/Hendershot Bio
from "The Newman Independent" 1895 Souvenir Edition, Douglas County, Newman, Illinois

Darius and Harriet Hendershot came to Illinois from near Waynesburg, PA, in 1868. They and four sons, John, George, Wiley and Mulford; one daughter Mary. They were Pennsylvania Dutch. Being farmers they settled near Fairmount, because of the elevator service. They lived in that community until 1874, coming to Newman after the railroad was built through Newman in 1873.
John was the only son serving in the Civil War. He married Mary E. Zollars and they had seven daughters and one son. John engaged in ditching, having helped dig the ditch west of Newman, known as "Uncle John's Ditch". George married Sarah Jane Gillogly. They had six boys and four girls. George farmed several years then owned a poultry house. Wiley was a contractor and builder, then later engaged in insurance. He married Violet Jane Potter. They had three daughters and one son. Mulford clerked for yours in Roots Bros. Store and later owned a grocery store. He married Asenath Lonsdale. They had two children. Mary married Neal Carroll, who farmed near Newman and Allerton, later Sidell. They had four sons, one daughter. There are second and third generation descendants of Darius and Harriett Hendershot Sutton living in Newman.
Posted by msutton58@comcast.net



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