MY FAMILY MEMBERS
MY FATHER'S FAMILY
OBITUARY FOR PETER OLIN
Grenola, Elk County, Kansas
Thursday, April 11, 1912
Peter Olin died at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. K. Crumpacker on Tuesday, April 2, 1912 at the age of 80 years and 4 days. He was born in Sweden in 1832 and came to America in 1862 and settled in Chicago. He there joined the Swedish Lutheran Church.
In the year 1865 he was married to Miss Hannah Larson. In 1877 he with his family moved to Kansas near Girard in Crawford county. He there joined the M. E. Church. He lived there until 1909 when they moved to Walnut, Kansas and he held his membership in the church there until the time of his death.
Five children are left with their mother to mourn the loss of a loving father and husband. The children are: Mrs. C. A. Tennison, Hillsboro, Ill., A. C. Olin, Kismet, Kansas, Mrs. W. K. Crumpacker, Grenola; Mrs. J. W. Michel, Walnut, Kansas and W. P. Olin, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The funeral services were held in this city Friday morning, April 5th conducted by Rev. E. G. Coons of the M. E. Church and Rev. W. C. Watkins of the Dunkard Church. The body was laid to rest in the Green Lawn Cemetery.
Emeline E. Olin, wife of Albert Martineau, mother of Charles and Frank A. Olin.
Services conducted by Bishop M. L. Flake were held at 2 p.m. today from Mesa Fifth Ward Chapel. Interment in Greenwood Meldrum Mortuary, Mesa.
In memory of
EMELINE OLIN MARTINEAU
July 23, 1872
May 11, 1948
Services 2:00 P.M. May 14, 1948
L.D.S. Fifth Ward Chapel Mesa, Arizona
Bishop Marion L. Flake
O My Father Duet
Invocation John F. Nash
When They Ring Those Golden Bells For Me
Speaker Pres. H. L. Payne
Sometime We'll Understand Duet
Benediction Willard Jones
Organist Clara Buck
Rebecca Phelps Ross Beimhalt
Wendell Martineau Duane Martineau
Ernest Martineau Joseph Martineau
Howard Martineau Lloyd Martineau
Mesa City Cemetery
Dedication Bishop Flake
KATHLEEN LOUISE OLIN
Olin, Kathleen L., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Olin passed away Friday evening. Services will be at 10 a. m., Tuesday from the Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons. The Rev. Earl Walker will officiate. Surviving also are a brother Clarence Arnold and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Olin and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hazelton.
ANOTHER OLD SOLDIER GONE
Samuel Cook who one Week ago today was Down Town Enjoying Usual Health Died Yesterday Morning --- Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon Soon After Two O'clock.
One by one the old soldiers are falling from the ranks, and Galt is today mourning the loss of one of her best old men, Samuel Cook, who one week ago today was seemingly in as good health as most old folks enjoy.
He was feeling well enough that he worked in his garden a good
part of the day, and in the evening he and Mrs. Cook attended the singing held at the M. E. church. The next morning Mr. Cook was complaining of not feeling well, yet he assisted Mrs. Cook in putting out a washing, in the way of drawing the water and carrying it in. He continued to feel worse and Mrs. Cook told him to lie down on the lounge and she would get out the clothes. He did so, and in the afternoon seemed to be almost burning up with fever about the head, and as evening lengthened he became worse and later complained of his head hurting him and that he could not see. It was not long until he became unconscious, but he regained consiousness and also his eyesight, could recognize his family and friends but could not speak, his right side and tongue being paralyzed.
A physician was called during the night Tuesday, and everything that medical aid and loving hands was done to restore him to health, but it was of no avail and Mr. Cook gradually grew weaker until Sunday morning between ten and eleven o'clock his soul returned to the God who gave it and this life's battle was ended.
Mr. Cook will be missed by his comrades and friends, there will be a place vacant in the home, the voice of a loved one still, the companion and children lonely, and in the M. E. church where he was always found when able to attend he will no longer worship, and the Bible class of the Sunday School will miss him as their instructor.
Samuel Cook was born in Yorkshire, England, September 8, 1842, was the son of David and Mary Cook natives of that country. When nine years of age, he came with his parents from Liverpool to New Orleans, and later came by steam boat to Clinton County, Iowa, where he resided on a farm, and was taught by his parents industry, perseverance and honesty.
On August 13, 1862 he enlisted in Co. F. 26th Iowa Infantry and participated in the battles of Chickasaw, Bayon, Arkansas Post, Seige of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge and in the Atlanta Campaign. He went with his regiment through Georgia and the Carolinas to Washington, D. C. with General Logan in command. During the service Mr. Cook was shot in the hip and ever since has been a cripple. He was honorably discharged June 8, 1865, and returned to Iowa in the county mentioned, where in 1857 was united in marriage to Sarah Hamilton, a native of New York, a daughter of Henry and Mary Hamilton, natives of Ireland.
To this union were born five chilren, three of whom are living
and are H. S. Cook, of Shambaugh, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Ellsaesser of Garden City, Kansas, and Mrs. Hattie of Dunlap. Besides his wife and children he has no other relatives living except perhaps some cousins.
About thirty years ago Mr. Cook united with the Presbyterian Church in Iowa, but when he came to Galt placed his membership with the M. E. church.
In 1897, he and his family moved from Iowa to a farm near Dunlap,where he resided until 1900 when they moved to Galt in the west part of town known as McKinley. He was a member of the R. P.
Carnes Post No. 374 G. A. R. at Dunlap but since moving to Galt had not attended the order often, but in the memorial and decorative services of the Post here was always in the line of march.
Mr. Cook's age was 68 years, 6 months and 14 days.
GALT MISSOURI DAILY
FUNERAL OF SAMUEL COOK TODAY
The funeral services of Samuel cook were held this afternoon at the M. E. church at fifteen minutes after two o'clock conducted by the pastor of this circuit, Rev. C. V. Powell, a student of Cameron college.
SERVICES HELD FOR FRANK ELLSAESSER
The songs sang by the choir were the ones selected by the wife and children of the deceased and were "Jesus Lover of My Soul", "Asleep in Jesus", "In That City", "Sweet By and By" and at the close of the sermon a double quartette of mixed voices sang "The Soldiers Anthiem". The minster took as his text "A good Soldier" and it illustrated the life of Mr. Cook who was a true soldier of Christ Jesus.
The funeral was in charge of the G. A. R. Post of this place.
Funeral services for Frank T. Ellsaesser of Kismet, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Kismet high school auditorium by Edmund Bartels, Decatur, Illinois and Rev. W. R. Brant, pastor of the Kismet Evangelical United Brethern church.
Obituary for Mary Bell Cook Ellsaesser
Floyd Massoni, Dale Pomeroy, Earl Dean Headrick and Jack Massoni, accompanied by Mrs. Floyd Massoni, sang "Eternal God Our Help" and "The Great Shepherd."
Interment was made in the Kismet cemetery. The pall bearers were
Lester Lee, Oscar Rinehart, Harold Maupin, Willard Bishop, Earl Owens, and Melvin Swafford. Honorary pall bearers were F. A. Prater, Frank Owens, Oscar Reiss, A. E. Simonson, A. W. McCollom and George Steffen.
Frank Theodore Ellsaesser was born in the home of Charles and Elizabeth Ellsaesser at Dwight, Ill., on September 17, 1876. As a boy, he moved with his parents to Girard, Kansas where he grew to manhood.
In 1906, Frank went to Garden City, where he met Mary Bell Cook who became his wife August 26, 1907. To this union were born seven
children: Herkle, Marcia, Carl, Frances, Floyd, Ralph and Merle. Four of the children preceded their father in death.
The family lived on a farm near Sublette until 1928 when they moved to their present home near Kismet.
Mr. Ellsaesser had been in declining health for some time and passed away suddenly during a heart attack August 1, 1947, at the age of 70 years.
His memory will be held dear by his wife, three sons: Carl, Ralph, and Merle; six sisters: Mrs. Emeline Olin Martineau, Mesa, Ariz.; Mrs. Hattie Kinsinger, Washington, Ill; Mrs. Hannah Milligan, Stockton, Calif.; Mrs. Susan Prather, DeRidder, La.; Mrs. Bertha Brinley, Grandview, Wash.; Mrs. Florence Rutledge, Eads, Colo.; and one brother, Raymond Ellsaesser, Sublette.
DEATH OF MARY BELL COOK ELLSAESSER
Kismet -- Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Ellsaesser wereconducted Monday from the EUB church by Rev. Joe M. Baer, pastor of the Eads, Colorado Methodist church.
THE KISMET GAZELLE
Burial followed in the local cemetery. Pallbearers were J. H. Mc Vey, Gerald Reiss, Gordon Coffee, Melvin Swafford, George Mason and Francis Ormiston.
Out-of-town relatives here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Ellsaesser, Leona Ellsaesser, Mrs. Gertie Ellsaesser, Mr. and Mrs. Raeburn Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ellsaesser, Raymond and Chester Ellsaesser, Paul Weidner, Eldon Weeks, and Alfred Rutledge all of Sublette. Mrs. C. W. Ellsaeeser, Liberal; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Rutledge, Eads, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Rutledge, Elkhart; Mrs. Howard Young, Sterling, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs Allen Brinley, Woodward, Okla.; Frank Ellsaesser, Hugoton; Rollo and Walter Ellsaesser, Ordway, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ellsaesser and Carla Sue, Chivington, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ellsaesser and Nancy, Rocky Ford, Colo.; and Merle Ellsaesser of Eads, Colo.
Monday, February 22, 1937
TWO OUTSTANDING STUDENTS LOST IN WRECK
DEATHS OF FRANCES ELIZABETH
FLOYD CLAYTON ELLSEASSER
Life and its uncertainty is a mystery through which no man has ever seen. There are a group of people which call themselves Christians who believe that man will live after death. That life is preliminary to the glories of heaven and the perfect existence. To this group we as a nation have allied ourselves. After such a tragedy as occurred in our community, the impression is borne in upon us that those who seek after the theoretical things in life may not after all be seeking the things of real value.
Obituary for Alexander and Mary Jane Connell
(My grandmother Emeline Olin's sister Hannah Ellsaesser Milligan's husbands grandparents).
UNITED IN DEATH
Just why fate should choose two from our midst who were such perfect examples of young life in full bloom, as Frances and Floyd Ellsaesser, is beyond explanation. The Christians believe that the ways of the Lord are reasonable even if beyond conception.
Dwight L. Moody tells a story of a certain mother and father
who lost their children, and were unable to ascertain why such a calamity should befall them. They turned to travel in the hopes of compensation for their grief, and traveled in all of Europe and Asia without finding solace. Eventually they arrived in Syria and were Standing one evening watching a shepherd bring his flock into their evening quarters.
The sheep were relunctant about crossing the stream, and finally the shepherd took two little lambs and crossed with them and placed them on the opposite side of the stream, after which the entire flock willing followed.
This is a homely illustration which appeared in a Sunday School Quarterly, but it did bring home to that mother and father the fact that there might be a divine reason why their little ones had been taken.
The shock of sorrow and grief has been almost too much for family and friends to bear, but let us hope that these two splendid lives have been lived and lain down in a beautiful example of sacrifice to point out and guide up in the way to a fuller, more kindly, life of devotion and brotherly love.
If it was necessary to sacrifice two; it would be hard to compensate for their loss, but if it were my opportunity to choose two lives to lead this school and community into a better existence; a better choice could not be made. Indeed those two have not died in vain, unless we in negligence disregard the road which the Master has shown to us.
MR. AND MRS. CONNELL
WERE BURIED IN THE SAME GRAVE
Funeral and Services Were Unprecedented in the City.
Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock the citizens of East Liverpool witnessed a sight never before seen in this city. Two hearses moved down sixth street side by side, bearing the remains of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Connell to the First United Presbyterian church.
Obituary for A. J. Burkhardt
Ever since they have been laid out, the home at 404 Sixth street has been visited by an immense and constant stream of people to look upon the unusual sight.
Mr. Connell had always prayed that he might be the first to go and his wish was almost gratified, as he passed away but 15 hours
after his wife and without the knowledge that she had preceded him.
The remains were placed in two black satin-lined caskets at 11 o'clock Friday morning, but a picture of the two, as they lay side by side on the bed was first taken at the request of the son.
The funeral cortege was double throughout, hearses and carriages being placed side by side. The church was filled when Rev. Taggart conducted the services, which were of a most impressive nature.
Then the remains were conveyed, in double cortege, to the Calcutta Cemetery, where they were interred in the same grave, the caskets being lowered at the same instant, and as they passed through years of life.
August 4, 1924
DEATH OF A. J. BURKHARDT
Burkhardt Aged 69 Years Died In Joliet
Andrew John Burkhardt one of the best know residents in Goodfarm Township, died in the Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet at 3 O'clock yesterday morning. He was taken to Joliet Saturday night and an operation for obstruction of the bowels performed. Mr. Burkhardt's heart could not stand the strain of the operation and he passed away.
Saturday, February 7, 1942
He was the son of Frederick Burkhardt and wife who had ten children and came to Goodfarm in 1853. Deceased was born in that township, August 29, 1855 and all his life was spent here.
On December 12, 1875 he was married to Miss Emma Zingrebe and three years ago they moved into the village of Mazon.
Four children were born to them, three are living besides his widow, Mrs. Charles Rogers Edward Burkhardt and Charles Burkhardt, all of Goodfarm. A daughter Mrs. Ollie Klinefelter, died about six years ago. He is also survived by three brothers, William, Thomas and Fred Burkhardt and four sisters, Mrs. Frank Gantzert, Mrs. Leonard Bowers, Mrs. Caroline Hagg, of Oswego and Mrs. Sophia Pffifer. All live in Goodfarm except Mrs. Haag.
Mr. Burkhardt by his untiring efforts succeeded in amassing considerable land. He lived with his parents until his marriage and acquired his own farm. For many years he operated a threshing machine and corn shelier in connection with his farm work. He held offices of public trust in his township, was a member of Mazon Elevator Co., and Modern Woodmen.
Funeral service will be held at the home at one O'clock Tuesday afternoon and 2 O'clock in the Goodfarm Evangelical Chapel. Rev. Blaidre, pastor and Rev. Charmenam of Chicago will officiate.
Burial will be in Ward Cemetery.
MY MOTHER'S FAMILY
CHARLIE HAZELTON CLAIMED BY DEATH
Charlie E. Hazelton, resident of Arizona since 1880, died Friday night at his home, 1315 East Fillmore Street.
Born July 11, 1871 in Cowlitz County, Washington, he settled in the Tonto Basin country with his parents. Later he came to Phoenix to make his home.
Surviving him are his widow Mrs. Meta Hazelton: four sons, Charles M. Hazelton, Los Angeles, and Grant, Earle and Robert Hazelton: eight daughters, Mrs. C. B. Burnside, San Diego, Calif. Mrs. C. F. Parker, Mrs. Frank Olin, Mrs. James K. Miller, Mrs. A. J. Whyte, Georgia, Faith and Elma-Louise Hazelton, all of Phoenix: 10 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ida Burch. Funeral services are pending with A. L. Moore and Sons.
Charlie Evan, husband of Meta Hazelton, father of Charles M.,Grant, Robert, Earl, Mrs. C. B. Burnside, Mrs. C. F. Parker, Mrs. Frank Olin, Mrs. James K. Miller, Mrs. A. J. Whyte, Georgia, Faith and Elma-Louise, a sister, Ida Burch: passed away at home Friday.
Services conducted by the Rev. N. D. Davidson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday from The Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons. Interment in Greenwood.
META L. HAZELTON
Arizona native Meta L. Hazelton, 73, died at her home, 5620 N. 11th Ave., yesterday. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Memory Chapel, A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. The Rev. V. E. Shores will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
A member of the First Assembly of God Church, 901 N. 11th St. Mrs. Hazelton was born in Tempe. She had been a resident of the Salt River Valley all her life.
She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. C. F. Parker, Mrs.W. H. Miller, Mrs. A. J. Whyte, Mrs. R. L. Graham, and Elma Louise Hazelton, all of Phoenix, Mrs. C. B. Burnside, San Diego, and Mrs. J. K. Miller of Verona, Italy; four sons, Charles, of Temple City, Calif., A. Grant, Earle, and Robert, all of Phoenix, and 25 grandchildren and 9 great granchildren.
The funeral of Moritz Bolzau was held at the home of Mrs.Warnke Friday at 10 a.m. Rev. Mowry of the M.E. Church officiating. Mr. Bolzau took cold at Flagstaff last winter from which he never entirely recovered. A couple of weeks ago he took worse and was taken to Phoenix to Dr. Hibbert at Phoenix to be treated. He was afterward moved to the home of the Zimmermanís, Phoenix, but the physician not having any hopes of his recovery had him taken to the Sisters Hospital where he died at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. His body was brought to the home of his guardian, Mrs. Warnke where the funeral was held.
Mr. Bolzau was 18 years of age and has two sisters living. He was the only son of Mr. And Mrs. Bolzau whose tragic death about 15 years ago will be remembered by the old citizens. The wife died and the husband died the following day. The two were buried in the same grave. There was quite a large attendance at the funeral.
SET THURSDAY FUNERAL FOR
MRS. GRACE OLIN
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Olin, who died Tuesday morning in her home, 1315 East Fillmore Street, will be conducted by the Rev. N. D. Davidson at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Memory Chapel of the A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary. Interment will be in Greewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Olin, a native of Phoenix, is survived by her husband, Frank A. Olin; a daughter Marjorie Grace; a son Clarence Arnold all of Phoenix; her mother, Meta L. Hazelton, Phoenix; six sisters, Mrs. Charles Parker, Mrs James K. Miller, Mrs. A. J. Whyte, Georgia, Faith and Elma-Louise Hazelton, all of Phoenix, and Mrs. C. B. Burnside, California, four brothers, Charles M. Hazelton, California, Robert Hazelton, Phoenix and Arthur G. and Earl Hazelton, both in the navy.
Wednesday, February 14, 1945
Page 5, Section 2
Grace Hazelton, wife of Frank A. mother of Marjorie Grace and Clarence Arnold Olin, daughter of Meta L. Hazelton, sister of Mrs. Charles Parker, Mrs. C. B. Burnside, Mrs. James K. Miller, Mrs. A. J. Whyte, Georgia, Faith and Elma-Louise Hazelton, Charles M., Arthur Grant, Earle and Robert Hazelton passed away at home 1315 East Fillmore, Tuesday.
Services conducted by the Rev. N. D. Davidson will be at 2 p. m., Thursday from the Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons. Interment in Greenwood Memorial Park.
MRS. GRACE OLIN TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Grace Hazelton Olin, 31 years old, died yesterday morning at her home, 1315 East Fillmore Street. A native of Phoenix, Mrs. Olin attended public schools here.
THE ARIZONA GAZETTE
She leaves a husband, Frank A. Olin; a daughter, Marjorie Grace; a son, Clarence Arnold all of Phoenix; her mother Meta L. Hazelton of Phoenix; and six sisters, Mrs. Charles Parker, Mrs. James K. Miller, Mrs. A. J. Whyte, Georgia, Faith Hazelton and Elma-Louise Hazelton all of Phoenix, and Mrs. C. B. Burnside in California; and four brothers, Charles M. Hazelton, California, Robert Hazelton, Phoenix and Arthur Grant Hazelton and Earl Hazelton both serving in the navy.
Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. N. D. Davidson at
2 p. m. tomorrow in the Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
December 18, 1897
DEATH OF F. W. GATKE
Was the Poet of the Salt River Valley
He Left Prussia When a Young Man
Because He Was Jealous of His Sweetheart.
Frederick W. Gatke, 69 years old, an old resident of the Salt River Valley, died at his home on the Yuma road, three miles west of Phoenix at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from a stroke of paralysis. He had been sick for two weeks past but, in fact, has been in feeble health for upwards of a year.
Mr. Gatke was known as "The Poet of the Salt River Valley. His
poems were published, one by one, as they appeared, in the columns of the Gazette. They ranged from tragedy to pathos and quotations linger in the memory of residents here and are evoked at pleasure.
The deceased poet was a native of Prussia but he left that country while yet a young man. It is told that one day he called upon his Prussian sweetheart but observed her at a distance, walking in the orchard by the side of a young soldier. To his indignation and surprise, the arm of the son of Mars rested lightly around the waist of the young lady.
The lover became intensely jealous immediately and he stepped away unobserved, coming to America shortly after. He never met his jilted sweetheart again until during the World's fair at Chicago in 1893. Then both were old and gray-haired but the early object of his affection told him that the young solder who walked with her that day was her young brother, who had just returned home on a visit.
On his return to Arizona Mr. Gatke made the episode the subject of a lengthy poem, and devoted a half page of the volume in which it was published to a recital of the circumstance.
Mr. Gatke has a son living in Chicago. Several grand-children
and a second wife whom he married two years ago are residents of this valley.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon from his late residence.
PHOENIX DAILY HERALDF. W. GATKE DEAD
December 18, 1897
He Died Yesterday From a Stroke of Paralysis
Frederick W. Gatke, the venerable poet of the Salt River Valley, died yesterday afternoon at three o'clock at his residence on the Yuma road from a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held this afternoon at three o'clock from the residence. Deceased was 69 years of age and was a native of Prussia.
While yet a young man in his native land, he saw his sweetheart walking with a young soldier and not knowing that the young man was the brother of his sweetheart he quietly left the country and came to America.
He came to Arizona a great many years ago and soon became ideally famed as the "Poet of the Salt River Valley. His verses were widely read and gave evidence that the writer had genius.
Deceased leaves a wife and several grandchildren in this valley, and a son in Chicago.
Dorthea C. Gatke
Wife of Frederick William GatkeDEATH OF DORTHEA C. GATKE
Meta Bolzau Hazelton's grandparents.
Born 1826 in Prussia Germany, died May 12, 1894 in Phoenix, Arizona buried at the Pioneer Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona along: with her son William, daughter-in-law Anna M. Gatke and granddaughter Dorthea Gatke.
The Arizona Republic
May 13, 1894
DEATH OF MRS. DORA GATKE
Dora the wife of Mr. F. W. Gatke died about noon yesterday after a prolonged painful illness. The funeral will take place at 3:00 this afternoon from the family residence one mile west of the capital grounds.
Mrs. Gatke was about sixty-five years of age. She leaves beside her sorrowing husband, a large family of children.
Arizona Daily Gazette
May 13, 1894
MRS. F. W. GATKE
Mrs. F. W. Gatke died yesterday afternoon. She was one of the oldest residents of the valley.
Obituary for Anna M. Gatke
wife of Frederick A. Gatke
the oldest son of
Frederick William and Dorthea C. Gatke.
PHOENIX DAILY HERALD
June 14, 1888
DEATH OF ANNA M. GATKE
The remains of the late Mrs F. A. Gatke were followed to the cemetery today by a long line of carriages filled with the many sorrowing friends.
June 12, 1888
This morning at half past seven o'clock Mrs. F. A. Gatke departed this life, leaving her bereaved husband unconsolable.
The Arizona Republic
She was in her 32nd year and was a native of Albany, New York, and moved to Elgin,Illinois where after residing several years she came to this valley nine months ago.
The Herald tenders its sympathy to Mr. Gatke in his heavy trouble.
Wednesday Morning, April 15, 1908
FUNERAL OF MRS. OBEDIENCE HAZELTON
Funeral of Mrs. O. Hazelton will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Gilliland, 229 West Madison Street, at 9 O'clock, Wednesday morning, April 15.
OBITUARY FOR ENOS CARTER HAZELTON
Mrs. Hazelton is an old resident of the valley, having come here from California in 1881. She was 77 years of age and leaves four daughters and two sons besides numerous grandchildren to mourn her loss.
E. C. HAZELTON PIONEER
DIES ON WEST COAST
GLENDALE, Nov. 3--Word was received here today of the death of E. C. Hazelton, Arizona pioneer who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Bogart in Ontario, Calif., last Thursday. He was 67 years of age.
The Arizona Republic
The body will arrive in Glendale Sunday morning. Funeral
arrangements will be announced later by J. S. Brazill, funeral director.
Mr. Hazelton was one of the best known cattlemen and ranchers in the Salt River Valley. He came to Arizona nearly fifty years ago and still has numerous ranch interests in various parts of the Valley.
Beside the widow, he is survived by six children. They are: Miss Leola Hazelton of Glendale; Mrs. L. A. Curtis and George Hazelton, of Phoenix; Will Hazelton and Mrs. V. R. Carter, of Liberty, and Mrs. C. A. Bogart of Ontario. There is also one brother and four sisters surviving. They are: C. E. Hazelton, Mrs. Mary Conley and Mrs. Sarah McDonald of Liberty; Mrs. Laura Gilliland and Mrs. Ida Burch, of Phoenix.
Thursday, December 19, 1946
DEATH TAKES STATE PIONEER
Mrs. Ida Hazelton Burch, an Arizona pioneer who migrated from Oregon to Payson in 1881 as one of the first white persons in that area, died late Tuesday in the home of a son, Carter Burch, 1610 East Polk street, where she had made her home.
Mrs. Burch, 82 years old, was the mother of William Hazelton (Haze) Burch, former city police officer who was killed in 1925 in the line of duty.
Settling in Payson in pioneer days, she was married to William Burch, claimed to have been the first white settler in the community, in 1883. Mrs. Burch lived there throughout the notorious Graham-Tewksbury feud, when Mr. Burch, as the only peace officer in the area, escorted participants in the feud to Prescott for trial.
The couple moved to Buckeye in 1893, where Mr. Burch was a cattle rancher. After her husband's death in 1902, Mrs. Burch established a bakery in 1905 in Imperial, Calif., which she operated for three years. Since leaving California the Arizona pioneer had lived in Phoenix.
A native of Canyon City, Ore., Mrs. Burch was born July 25, 1864.
In addition to her son here, Mrs. Burch is survived by another son, Claude Burch, in Tucson; five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. today in Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, with the Rev. A. C. Valdez, Sr., officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Ida Hazelton, mother of Carter Burch of Phoenix and Claude Burch of Tucson, grandmother of Joy, Frank and Louis Burch, Edna Graham and Elizabeth Jobes, passed away Tuesday. Also surviving are two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today from Memory chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons. Interment in Greenwood.
Thursday, December 19, 1946
FUNERAL TODAY FOR WOMAN PIONEER
Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Hazelton Burch, 82, Arizona pioneer who was one of the first white persons in the Payson District,were scheduled for this afternoon in Memory Chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary.
Obituary as appeared in Newspaper:
The Rev. A. C. Valdez, Sr., will conduct services for Mrs. Burch, who died Tuesday in the home of a son, Carter Burch, 1610 East Polk Street, where she had resided for many years. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Born in Canyon City, Ore., she was the wife of William Burch, said to have been the first white settler in the Payson area in 1883. As the only peace officer there, he convoyed the Graham-Tewksbury feuders to Prescott for trial.
The Burch family moved to Buckeye in 1893 and took up ranching. After her husband's death in 1902, Mrs. Burch went to Imperial City, Calif., returning to Phoenix in 1908.
She was the mother of William Hazelton (Haze) Burch, former Phoenix policeman killed in 1925 in line of duty. Besides her son here, she leaves another son, Claude Burch, Tucson; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
DEATHS AND FUNERAL NOTICES
Laura Somelia, passed away Wednesday at home, 819 North Fifth street. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m., in Mmeory Chapel at A. L.Moore and Sons. Interment at Greenwood.
Surviving are her husband, John C., a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Faulkner, three sons, J. R. Frank and Charles, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Burch and Mrs. Sarah McDonald and a brother, C. E. Hazelton.
RESIDENT OF CITY 54 YEARS DIES
Mrs. Laura Somelia Gilleland, resident of Phoenix for 54 years, died in her home, 619 North Fifth Street, yesterday afternoon. She had lived in the same home for the past 24 years, continuously.
Newspaper Article, November 4, 1948
Mrs. Gilleland was 65 years old and was born in a small mining camp in Oregon. She is survived by her husband, John C. Gilleland, a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Faulkner and three sons, J. Ray, Frank and Charles Gilleland, all residing in Phoenix. There survive also two sisters, Mrs. Ida Burch, Phoenix and Mrs. Sarah McDonald, Liberty, and a brother, C. E. Hazelton, Phoenix.
Funeral services will be held in Memory chapel of A. L. Moore and Sons at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
DEER HUNTER SUCCUMBS TO
DEATH OF JOHN RAY GILLELAND
A Buckeye native who reportedly disobeyed his physician's advice against a hunting trip lay dead Thursday, apparently victim of a heart attack induced by excitement over killing a buck deer.
He is John Ray Gilleland, 60 years old, 6745 North 24th Drive, retired employee of the Salt River Valley Water Users Association.
His son, Jack, 22, and two neighbors, Ed Arthur and Arnold Briar, brought the body to the A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary here early Thursday from Long Valley north of Roosevelt Dam.
They told sheriff's deputies that the deer had been shot and as
they were preparing to dress it Gilleland collapsed and died. His
physician had warned against the trip because of the weather and high altitude, deputies reported.
Gilleland is survived by his wife, Gerardine, who had gone to
Santa Paula, Calif., to care for her ailing father; two other sons,
Robert and Charles, both of Phoenix, and a daughter, Mrs. Gerardine
Monday, August 23, 1948
CRASH VICTIMS ARE IDENTIFIED BY RELATIVES
DEATH OF FRANCIS MARION GILLELAND
AND HIS WIFE
LOUISA E. BREWER GILLELAND
Five Phoenicians Killed in a head-on crash Saturday evening 5 1/2 miles west of Superior on U. S. Highway 60-70, yesterday were identified by relatives here, the state highway patrol reported.
BUCKEYE VALLEY NEWS
The dead were: Frank Gilleland, 49-year-old employee of the Central Arizona Light and Power company, of 619 North Fifth Street.
Louise Gilleland, 43, his wife, Joseph Turner, 26, apprentice barber, 1021 1/2 East Fillmore Street, Susa Belle Turner, 28, his wife, Carl M. Rolston, 53, employee of the state highway department, 354 North 16th Street.
They were the 185th, 186th, 187th, 188th and 189th fatalities resulting from motor vehicle accidents in Arizona since January 1st.
Gilleland was the driver of the car in which his wife and the Turners were passengers. The party was en route to Young on a week-end pleasure trip.
Investigation patrolmen said the Gilleland car, a heavy sedan, was eastbound and traveling on the left side of the road when it collided with a state car driven by Rolston.
According to witnesses, Rolston tried to avoid the collision by passing the Gilleland car in the left lane, but failed. Both cars burst into flames and the bodies were badly burned.
An inquest conducted at the scene by W. A. Wallace, Superior
ex-officio coroner, was continued until 8 a.m. today.
Both the Gillelands and Turners were natives of Arizona, while Rolston had come to this state from Mason, Tex.
Mrs. Gilleland, an aunt of Mr. Turners, and her husband are survived by a daughter, Mrs. Laura Dovel who made her home with them. The couple had lived here 25 years.
Mrs. Gilleland also is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Isabel Wills, of Phoenix and two brothers, Fred Brewer of Alzona Park and Henry Brewer of Young. Her husband is survived by a sister, Mrs. Homer Faulkner, Phoenix and two brothers, Ray Gilleland, Phoenix and Charles Gilleland, Springerville.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Turner were natives of Young. Survivors of the former are his parents, Justice of the Peace, William Turner, Young and Mrs. Turner and three sisters and seven brothers all of Arizona.
Mr. Rolston, an oil inspector fo the State Highway department is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margie Rolston; six daughters, Mrs. John B. Ranier of Redondo, Calif.; Mrs. A. D. Phillips of Colton, Calif.; Mrs. William D. Cordell, Mrs. J. B. Falls, Rebecca Nell and Nikla Ann Rolston all of Phoenix; three sons, James D. of Phoenix; Lloyd G. in the army and Franklin M. Rolston in the navy.
Maricopa County, Arizona
Thursday, March 26, 1936
ONE OF ARIZONA EARLY PIONEERS WAS CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Sara (Hazelton) McDonald, aged 76, died suddenly at her home 1 mile south of Liberty Tuesday evening, March 24, after a short illness.
Mrs. McDonald was born at St. Helena, Napa County, Calif., Dec. 16, 1860 and was among the early pioneers of Buckeye Valley and of the state, coming overland to Arizona from Klamath Falls, Calif., in the fall of 1881.
On October 18, 1883, she was married to William McDonald at
Payson, Ariz. With her husband she moved to Buckeye Valley in 1891 and in 1892 settled on their homestead south of Liberty, where she has since resided, a period of over 44 years. Her husband died in 1912.
During the early years of her residence in the state, in the Payson District, Mrs. McDonald experienced the hardships of pioneer life, and on notable occasions aided her husband and neighbors in fighting bands of Indians. In one engagement with the Indians, she recalled in later years, she and two other women stood behind a barricade and loaded the rifles for their husbands while the men kept up a constant fire.
Mrs. McDonald is survived by two daughters and a son-in law, Mrs. Willa Row and Mr. and Mrs. June Brewster, and two grandchildren, Marjorie Brewster and Donald Row, all of whom lived with her at the old homestead near Liberty; three other granddaughters Mrs. C. A. Woody of Phoenix; and Mrs. E. W. Franklin and Mrs. M. L. Woody, both of Escondido, Calif; seven great grandsons and one great great-granddaughter. She is also survived by a sister and brother, Mrs. Ida Burch and Mr. C. E. Hazelton both of Phoenix.
She was a devoted member of the Free Methodist Church ever since its organization at Liberty nearly forty years ago.
Funeral services were conducted this Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, Buckeye. Rev. H. P. Hoffman officiating.
The Arizona Funeral Home in charge. Interment in the Liberty cemetery.
The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones in their hour of sorrow.