The family origin is conceded by many to be in the extreme southern portion of Derbyshire, England, in a town bearing the family name.
The earliest recorded mention of the village is in the Domesday Survey of 1086 where it is described as an Anglo-Saxon settlement. At this time it appears to have been a prosperous and thriving community.
The town of Hartshorn was the setting for the novel Ivanhoe written by Sir Walter Scott. He lived in the so-called "Ivanhoe House" at Ashby de la Zouche while writing the classic novel Ivanhoe. The inspiration for Ivanhoe was made by the Reverend Charles Henry Hartsborne, M.A., who was the editor of a very curious volume, entitled "Ancient Metrical Tales.”
Research done by Newton Timothy Hartshorn, who spent many weeks in the house in the early 1880's, credits the origin of the Hartshorn family as being from German Saxony, coming to England circa 300 A.D. at the behest of the Angles in their defense against the Picts and Scots. This band or company of men had for their tribal emblem, or rallying standard, a deer (or hart's) horn fixed on a pole and the man who carried it came to be known as "Hartshorn".
With little documentation of the era of that time it is difficult to place the Hartshorns with the band of men today known as the "Men of Green" and other descriptive terms given to the fanciful characters today known as the men of Robin Hood.
It is interesting to note that the characters of the Sherwood Forest are given credence by the British writer, Rev. Charles Henry Hartshorne in his book, Ancient Metrical Tales, written in 1829, in which he credits the story to an earlier book, British Biographer.
The fact remains that those of Anglo-Saxon origin were never on close terms with the continental invaders and were discriminated against for centuries. Newton Hartshorn was firmly convinced, after living in the Ivanhoe House for several years, that the Hartshorns were kith and kin with Locksley and the other popular characters of Sherwood Forest.
The place or land granted to that tribe or family was called Hartshorn. The Saxon Hartshorn clan, with their assimilation to the Angles, became Anglo-Saxons. They never completely accepted the rule of the Norman conquerors. Aluricus was recorded in the Domesday book (1086) as being a land-owner in the area of Hartshorne. The village nestles below a sandstone ridge which reaches about 600 feet above sea level at it's highest point. It is from the shape of the ridge that the village is believed to get it's name. Viewed from certain angles, the hill is supposed to resemble the shape of a stag or harts head.
The immigrant ancestor, from whom the largest line of Hartshorns (sans ‘e’) are descended, was Thomas, a devout Separatist (or "Nonconformist" as many were labeled).
It was claimed in early texts that he was from Reading, in the County, of Berkshire, a few miles from the ancestral Hartshorn home of Derbyshire. The fact that he settled in Reading, Massachusetts is possibly the basis for this claim. While he was an early settler there, he cannot be claimed as the founder. There is nothing to substiate this origin. His history and that of his descendants is not overly dramatic, but sometimes quite colorful.
The generations from Thomas have provided officers and men in every war America has fought. Statistically, a high percentage of Hartshorns were well educated and held many offices in industry, education, and public trust. While many were farmers and business leaders, others were gifted with mechanical ability.
Gravestones were carved and bridges were built by colonial Hartshorns. They devised the auger, buzz saw, window roller shade, chain and sprocket drive, fire hose coupling and many other inventions and processes.
A dozen or more Hartshorns appear to have emigrated to America between the 17th and 19th centuries. Many names appear in lists of emigrants and some do not reappear.
The surname HARTSON is a derivation of HARTSHORN. No single family or line can lay claim to being the first "HARTSON." Several lines that settled in Connecticut and elsewhere changed the spelling of the name to fit the way the name was often pronounced.
Timothy Hartshorn, son of Thomas Hartshorn & Sarah Ayers, was born 23 February 1661-62, and died 16 February 1732.
He married Martha Eaton, who was born 21 February 1669, the daughter of John Eaton & Elizabeth Kendall
John Hartshorn, son of Timothy Hartshorn and Martha Eaton, was born 20 September 1698, Middlesex, Massachusetts, and died in 1733, in Middlesex, Massachusetts.
He was married 26 July 1721, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, to Abigail Bancroft, who was born 9 November 1696, in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died 11 November 1741, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ebenezer Bancroft & Abigail Eaton.
Ebenezer Hartshorn, son of John Hartshorn and Abigail Bancrift, was born 7 January 1732/33, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, and died about 1810, in Otsego, New York.
He was married 6 January 1757, in Middlesex, Massachusetts, to Mary Whittenmore, who was born 6 February 1733/34, in Suffolk, Massachusetts, and died 24 March 1807, in Exeter, Otsego, New York.
Ebenezer Hartshorn was one of the first of the Massachusetts family to leave New England. He settled in Otsego County, New York, before the 1790's.
Joseph Hartshorn, son of Ebenezer Hartshorn and Mary Whittenmore, was born about 1765 in the area of Hollis, New Hampshire and Dunstable, Massachusetts. (The final formation of these boundaries was not settled until after 1769.)
Joseph Hartshorn moved to Exeter, Otsego County, New York, along with his father and at least two of his brothers, Samuel and John, in the early 1790s. He was a blacksmith in the village of Schuyler Lake, New York.
He was married about 1800 in Otsego County, New York, to Gemima Allen, who was born about 1775, possibly in Vermont. She appears to have died before 1840 when Joseph married a second time. Neither of these wives are thought to be plural wives.
By 1820, he moved to Erie County, Pennsylvania. where he continued to follow the trade of blacksmith and where he became a follower of Joseph Smith. He left there in 1836 and migrated with the Mormons to Kirtland, Ohio, Jackson County, Missouri and on to Richfield, Adams County, Illinois.
He lived in Adams County, for several years and owned land in Section 17, which he later sold to his sons Alvin and Orin.
Joseph moved on to Nauvoo, Illinois. There, he bought two pieces of land in the central portion of Nauvoo. On 16 July 1842 he purchased the east half of lot 4 on block 19 of the Wells Addition to the city. This is probably the piece of land described as "6N8W" [Nauvoo Tax Index, pg. 217].
Joseph Hartshorn and Frances (Culbertson) Walker were married on 27 December 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. It is not known if they had any children.
He and his second wife, Frances, sold that property to A. C. Hodge on 16 April 1845. In 1843 he purchased a small piece of ground in Kimball's first addition to Nauvoo. This was sold for $800 on 7 May 1846, apparently planning to leave for the West with Brigham Young.
In February 1846, the Mormons were driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois. They soon set out for what would be Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Over 600 would lose their lives during that harsh winter. Joseph would remain in Nauvoo until May of that year when he joined a wagon train and headed west to Utah, with the other Mormans.
Joseph died after 1846, probably enroute to Utah, at the age of 81.
Except for a granddaughter, Laura Ann Hartshorn Jones-# A, below) none of his progeny are known to have followed the LDS. Coincidentally, she died during childbirth on the trek west to Utah.
Orin O Hartshorn was born about 1808, Exeter, Otsego, New York. Orin came from a family of pioneers.
His grandfather and his father, Joseph, was enticed by the Mormons to join their ranks and headed westward. None of Joseph's children followed him westward and, for the most part, settled in Adams County, Illinois.
Orin was married about 1830 in Erie County, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth (Eliza) Hubbard, who was born 1811. She and her parents were born in New Hampshire. They left about 1834, arrived in Ohio in 1836, in Illinois in 1840/1. He died in December 1849 in Richfield, Adams, Illinois.
Elizabeth left Richfield, Payson County, Illinois, in 1878-1879 with her daughter Elvira and family, by wagon train to Barton County, Kansas. Elizabeth died on 18 January 1887 in Dundee, Barton, Kansas.
Her obituary read as follows:
Mrs. Hartshorn, mother of the Hartshorn boys in Liberty Township died on Tuesday morning last at 6 o’clock. We have not learned the particulars of her death but understand she was sick about a week. She was seventy-five years old and had been a very active woman. She was among the earliest settlers of ‘72, and took a claim in Liberty Township. She was kind hearted and always ready to attend the sick bed of her neighbors. The funeral services were held at the residence of W. H. Quincy, her son-in-law, yesterday, and the remains buried in the Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Kansas.
Malvina Elvira Hartshorn, daughter of Orin O Hartshorn and Elizabeth Hubbard, was 38 in 1800, born 23 October 1838 in Missouri.
On 13 March 1859, in Richfield, Adams County, Illinois, she married Sylvester More.
She died 10 September 1908, Richfield, Adams, Illinois.
Alvira Kesiah Hartshorn, daughter of Orin O Hartshorn and Elizabeth Hubbard, was born about 1840, Richfield, Adams, Illinois.
Alvira was married/1 on 22 October 1860 in Adams County, Illinois to Hiram K. Reynolds.
She was married/2 on 5 March 1866 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, to William Henry Quincy, who was born on 6 April 1842, in Richfield, Adams County, Illinois, the son of John Quincy and Kesiah Hartshorn. (His father was born in New York; his mother in Pennsylvania.)
Alvira died in 1885 in Dundee, Barton County, Kansas; William died on 5 May 1912 in Pawnee Rock, Barton, County, Kansas.
Oscar Orin Hartshorn, son of Orin Hartshorn and Elizabeth Hubbard, was born 23 March 1843, in Richfield, Adams County, Illinois.
He served in the military of County C, 50th Illinois Infantry from Richfield, as a private, and was discharged as a Sargeant.
He was married to Ellen Francis Lounsberry (Loungsbury) who was born 3 May 1846 in Payson, Adams County, Illinois, daughter of Rebecca Cook and John Lounsberry.
He came to Kansas in 1872, and homesteaded at Pawnee Rock.
Oscar died 20 June 1914 in Macksville, Stafford County, Kansas. Ellen died 18 May in 1916 in Macksville.
The children’s ages are listed according to Census of 1880.
William Warren Hartshorn, son of Orin Hartshorn and Elizabeth Hubbard, was born 1847 in Richfield, Payson County, Illinois.
He was a member of the Voluntary Infantry (IL) Company 50, Company E. His wife, Lucy Rebecca Hull, was born 10 May 1849 in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Her parents were born in Virginia.
The family homesteaded in Barton County, Kansas, in 1872. A farmer, William died in 7 May 1918 in Liberty, Barton County, Kansas; Lucy died in 1922, in Liberty; both are buried in Great Bend, Kansas.
All of the children were born in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.
Chester Warren Hartshorn, son of William Warren Hartshorn and Lucy Rebecca Hull, was born 2 March 1876, in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, on the homestead.
He was married 13 October 1898 in Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas, to Viola Virginia Gwinn, who was born 30 October 1878 in Great Bend.
Chester died after March 1949, and Viola died 4 October 1951, in Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas.
Harry Lloyd Hartshorn, son of William Warren Hartshorn and Lucy Rebecca Hull, was born 21 March 1878 on a homestead near Great Bend, Kansas. He farmed and entered politics.
He was married 25 December 1900 in Great Bend, to Treva Estelle McQuillan, who was born 10 January 1880, in Delta, Ohio, daughter of James Erie McQuillan and Martha Regina, who was born 3 November 1849 and died 6 October 1901, in Great Bend. Treva died 12 April 1934, in Syracuse.
Harry was married/2 on 27 September 1937 to Ortha Pearl (Spark) Knapp, who was born 8 April 1895.
Harry died 14 February 1949 in Hutchinson, Reno co Kansas, and buried in Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, Hamilton co Kansas. Ortha died 29 March 1981.
Harold Eugene Hartshor, son of Harry Lloyd Hartshorn and Treva Estelle McQuillan, was born 22 August 1903, in Bucklin, Kansas.
Harold was married 27 September 1928 to Mildred McKinney, who was born 26 March 1908.
Mildred died 9 April 1989; Harold died 6 May 1957, both in Mead, Kansas.
Wallace (Wally) Edward Hartshorn, son of Harry Lloyd Hartshorn and Treva Estelle McQuillan, was born 17 August 1905, in Englevale, Crawford County, Kansas.
He was married 22 March 1927 in Cimarron, Kansas, to Edna Grace Stwalley, who was born 3 August 1908 in Englevale, Crawford County, Kansas the daughter of Alvin Curtis Stwalley and Ida Agnes Karrns. See Stwalley Family, Part I
Edna died 20 April 1988 in Holly, Prowers County, Colorado
His obituary reads as follows:
“Funeral services for longtime Holly resident Wallace E. "Wally" Hartshorn were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 1991, at the Holly United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill and Laurie Bruce co-officiated the service. Mr. Hartshorn, age 85, of 719 W. Cliff St., Holly, departed this life Wednesday, April 17, 1991, at the Hamilton County, Hospital in Syracuse, Kansas, following a lengthy illness.
”Wally was born 17 August 1905, in Ford, Kansas, the son of Harry and Treva (McQuillen) Hartshorn. He received his primary education in Ford, Kansas, graduating from high school there.
“Wally was united in marriage to Edna G. Stwalley on March 22, 1927, in Cimarron, Kansas. Together they moved in 1931, first into Holly and then east of town where they established the family farm. Wally raised his family and continued to farm until his retirement in 1972, when he moved into town. Wally and his father Were I.H.C. dealers in Holly in the early 30s, operating "Hartshorn Implement and Supply.
“When everyone ‘went broke’ during the depression, Wally worked as a mechanic at various firms, finally settling in the early 40s as shop foreman for Romer Mercantile. During the war years he helped do welding and shop training in the old high school ag room at nights for the military. He also headed labor camps at the old Holly Sugar Building for the Japanese and German prisoners of war.
“Wally's first love was farming and livestock, spending most of his life growing crops over large amounts of land, plus Having livestock and dairy farming. Wally was widely known for his ability to repair and operate vehicles, machinery and farm equipment. Those who knew Wally in his early years will remember a man who loaned his time, equipment, and crew out to neighbors and friends to get crops harvested and do field work.
“Wally furnished carry alls to help build the Gateway Downs race rack and purchased a stall to get the project underway.
“Wally rented farms from people over many years - always trying to leave the farms in better shape than when he first leased them out. Mr. Hartshorn was a member of the South East Colorado Co-op, the Buffalo Ditch Board, and a lifelong member and past president of the Holly Community Farm Bureau.
“Wally is survived by 10 children: Joyce and husband William R. Davis of Holly, Lloyd and wife Eileen Hartshorn of Lamar, Pat and husband Leon Daniels of Dodge City, Kansas, Babe and wife Joyce Hartshorn of Holly, Max and wife Darlo Hartshorn of Holly, Donnie and wife-Roberta Hartshorn of Liberal, Kansas, Ramona and husband Don Carnes of Swink, Kay and husband, Eldon Frey of Lamar, Linda and husband Bruce Rose of Scott City, Kansas, and Dianna and husband Bruce Ham of Lamar.
“Also surviving are 39 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren; one sister, Lucola Tomson, of Canada; and two brothers, Glen A. Hartshorn of Syracuse, Kansas; and Donald L. Hartshorn of Aransas Pass; Texas.
“Wally was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Treva Hartshorn; by his wife, Edna G. Hartshorn of Holly on April 20, 1988; by one grandson, Joel Ray Hartshorn of Holly on Aug. 8, 1970; by one sister, Treva Speight of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; by four brothers, Harold Hartshorn of Meade, Kansas, Courtney Hartshorn of Madras, Oregon, March Hartshorn of Half-way, Missouri, and Robert Hartshorn of Kansas City, Missouri. He was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Bob Lanckreit of Cimarron, Ks., in 1983, and by one step-granddaughter, Dana Frey of Lamar in 1987.
“Grandson John Hartshorn provided a song, "Wind Beneath My Wings," accompanying, himself with guitar. John also offered an "Ode to Grandpa" and sang "The Old Rugged Cross."
“In his message Pastor Bruce shared words of comfort, stating that ‘neither death nor life will be able to separate us from our love of God, nor separate us from our memories of our loved ones.’ He shared comments about how God's grace was evident on the Hartshorn family farm- raising 10 children by the 10 commandments, the Golden Rule, and the motto firm but fair. Even today those 10 children and all the grandchildren are still witness to Gods grace.
“Those serving as casketbearers were grandsons, Jerry Davis, Curtis Hartshorn, Monte Hartshorn, Matt Hartshorn, Bobby Hartshorn, David Daniels, Donnie Carnes, Mitch DeLoach, Robbie Lanckriet and Dax Ham. Designated as honorary bearers were ‘All of the Rest of Wallys Grandchildren.”
“At the conclusion of the graveside services, the family returned to the Hartshorn family home on West Cliff St. where they received their friends and relatives in a time of fellowship.
Visitation and funeral services for Wallace E. "Wally" Hartshorn were under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel-Lamar.
CARD OF THANKS
Thank you and God bless! The many cards, the lovely plants, the food brought Indiana, the expressions of concern and caring (spoken or written), have all helped very much as we handle the death of our dad, granddad and great granddad, Wally Hartshorn. Your kindness-and caring have been wonderfully helpful. Lloyd "Bud" & Eileen Hartshorn, John, Beth, Tyson, Cody and Britt Curtis, Kathy, Tony & Maurio, Loeen, Kenny, Kyle & Kelly Irons, Anelll, Rick & Jaileen Barrow.
Glen Alden (Bill) Hartshorn, son of Harry Lloyd Hartshorn and Treva Estelle McQuillan, was born 27 October 1908, Ford, Ford County, Kansas, and moved to Syracuse Kansas, in 1928.
A farmer and rancher, he was married 3 August 1930, in Dodge City, Kansas, to Ada Byrdine Warren, who was born 1 December 1912, in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence Warren and Rebecca Brehm.
After their marriage, they moved to the Menno community of Syracuse, Kansas. Mrs. Hartshorn was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she did volunteer work with the United Methodist Women and was a past president, and belonged to the Women's Guild of Syracuse. She enjoyed bowling, ceramics, quilting, gardening and cooking, took pride in her handiwork and volunteer work and especially treasured spending time with her family.
Bill was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Methodist Men, had served as a trustee and historical commissioner of the church, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, organized the Syracuse Co-op and had served on the board of directors for many years. He was on the Soil Conservation Board, the South Carolina Commission, did volunteer work for the VIP Senior center, the Syracuse Pride Commission and the Syracuse cemetery.
Bill died 21 February 1994 at Hamilton County Hospital, Syracuse. Survived by his wife, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Ada Byrdine Hartshorn, 92, died Sunday, September 25, 2005, at the Norwich Care Center in Kingman, Kansas. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Virginia Mary Hoff and Ruth Lucille Unruh; two sons, Lloyd "Wimpy" Hartshorn and Warren "Boz" Hartshorn; a grandson, Beau Warren Hartshorn; and a granddaughter, Micki Sue Rogers. Survivors include a daughter, Goldeen Claypool of Cheney; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The children were all born in Syracuse.
March Duane Hartshorn, son of Harry Lloyd Hartshorn and Treva Estelle McQuillan, was born on 1 March 1911, Ford, Ford County, Kansas and died on 18 Jul 1965 in Halfway, Polk, Missouri.
He was married 29 December 1946, to Romona Dorothy Fritz.
Lucola Regina Hartshorn, daughter of Harry Lloyd Hartshorn and Ortha Pearl (Spark) Knapp, was born 1 April 1915, Ford, Kansas.
She was married 16 August 1939 to Melvin Lewis Tomson, who was born 8 June 1915.
Donald Lloyd (Ike) Hartshorn, son of Harry Lloyd Hartshorn and Treva Estelle McQuillan, was born 4 January 1924, in Ford, Ford County, Kansas.
He was married 20 March 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Francis Marian Hines. Donald was living in 1994 in Aramsas Pass, Texas.
Lloyd Curtis (Bud) Hartshorn, son of Wallace Edward Hartshorn and Edna Grace Stwalley, was born 19 March 1929 in Ford, Ford County, Kansas, and died 27 May 2003 in Prowers Medical Center, Lamar, Coloradp, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar County.
His family moved to Syracuse, Kansas, and later to Holly, County, when Bud was one and a half years old. He received his primary education in the Holly school, graduating in 1947. He was active in high school sports, drama, FFA, was captain of the football team and named to All State Football in 1946.
He was married on 22 December 1948, in Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas, to Erma Eileen Helmick, who was born 24 July 1928.
"Bud grew up doing farm work on the family farm and following his marriage, he continued to farm until 1952. At that time he left farming and gained employment at the local Shamrock dealership in 1953 and at the local International Harvester Corp. dealership in parts and sales from 1954-1963. From 1964-1069, he left Farm Bureau to establish and manage Valley Insurance Services for Valley State Bank. He rejoined Farm Bureau Insurance as manager in 1970, assuming a 17 co area to include the San Luis Valley, Arkansas Valley, and to Front Range-Trinidad to Castle Rock.
“During this time the family moved to Rye, County, and then Colorado City, to be centrally located to the newly expanded agency. In 1975, Bud resigned the agency position and established Hartshorn Agencies, Inc., with his son, John. They ran the business in Colorado City from 1980 to 1982 when it was sold to a La Veta firm.
“Bud then sold real estate and investments in Colorado City from 1982-1985. He relocated back Lamar, County, in 1985 and joined son John in H&H Financial of Lamar where he worked until his retirement in 1999.
“Bud was active in the work of the Masonic Order. He was a Past Master of Lamar Lodge No. 90. A.F. & A.M., a member of the Southeast Colorado Shrine Club and a member of the Scottish Rite.
“Bud was a faithful member of the Lamar United Methodist Church. Following his retirement, Bud continued to work at Masonic activities, the church and followed his family's sporting endeavors. His hobbies included repairing and restoring IHC, Scouts and doing fix-it work for self and family.
“Bud is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eileen of their home in Lamar, by four children, Loeen and husband Kerry Irons, M.D., of Waco, Texas, John and wife Beth Hartshorn of Lamar, County, Curtis and wife Kathy Hartshorn of Alamosa, County, and Anne Barrow of Lamar, County; by 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wallace "Babe" and wife Joyce Hartshorn of Holly, County, and Donnie and his wife Roberta Hartshorn of Liberal, Kansas; by five sisters, Joyce and husband W.R. Davis of Eads, County; Pat and husband Leon Daniels of Farmington, Illinois, Ramona Carnes of La Juanta, County, Kay and husband Eldon Frey of Lamar, County, and Diana and her husband Bruce Hamm of Lamar, County, and by on sister in-law, Darlo Hartshorn of Canon City, Colorado.
“Mr. Hartshorn was preceded in death by his mother, Edna G. Hartshorn of Holly, County, on April 20, 1988; by his father, Wallace Hartshorn of Holly, County, on April 17, 1991; and by one sister, Linda Rose of Scott City, Ks., on March 11, 1997.
“Son, Curtis Hartshorn then delivered the funeral message. He spoke of a funeral as a most wonderful thing. It gives everyone the opportunity to put their life in perspective as to what is most important in their lives. The most important thing should be your soul.
“He shared of his father's love for horses, women who weren't afraid to act as such, of sports and love of family. Bud taught his family the importance of their soul, of eternity, and of having a lifetime to prepare for eternity. He also shared scriptural passages from Hebrews 11, Romans 8, and I John 5. He concluded his portion of the service with some of his father's quotes that showed how deeply thoughtful he really was.
“The congregation than sang "It Is Well with My Soul", prior to son John speaking of family thoughts and remembrances. He shared scripture from Ecc. 3 and 7 and asked where's your hope for eternity? Funerals are the true reality show.
“The church service was concluded with the playing of a song "Clouds," as written and sung by John Hartshorn and a prayer of benedicton.
Casket bearers included Christy Dobrovolny, Kelly I----, Brenda Jeffreys, Kathy Ma------, Jaileen Barrow, and Anne Higbee. Designated as honorary bearers were "All of Bud's Grandchildren".
[Lamar Daily News, May 29, 2003]
Another obiturary reads:
“Funeral services for Lloyd C "Bud" Hartshorn of Lamar will be held at 10 a.m. Friday May 30, at the Lamar United Methodist Church. Curtis Hartshorn, minister, and the Rev. Gary Goettel will co-officiate. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery at Lamar.
“Public visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 29, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Lamar. The casket will not be opened at the church service on Friday.
“Mr. Hartshorn was born March l9, 1929 at Ford, Ksansas. He died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar. Bud was preceded in death by his mother Edna G. Stwalley-Hartshorn of Holly, on April 20 1988; by his father, Wallace E. Hartshorn of Holly on April 17, 1991; by one brother, Max D. Hartshorn of Holly on December 7, 1993 and by one sister, Linda Rose of Scott City, Kansas, on March 11, 1997.
“Mr. Hartshorn is survived by his wife, Eileen of their home in Lamar; by four children, Loeen (Kerry, M.D.) Irons of Waco, Texas, John (Beth) Hartshorn of Lamar, Curtis (Kathy) Hartshorn of Alamosa and Anne Barrow of Lamar by 10 grandchildren five great-grandchildren two, brothers, Wallace "Babe" (Joyce) Hartshorn of Holly and Donnie (Roberta) Hartshorn of Liberal, Kansas, by five sisters, Joyce (W.R.) Davis of Eads, Pat (Leon) Daniels of Farmington, Illinois, Ramona Carnes of La Junta, Kay (Eldon) Frey of Lamar, and Dianna (Bruce) Hamm, one sister-in-law, Darlo Hartshorn of Canon City as well as numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
“The family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Homeless Shelter or to the Shriners Crippled Childrens Hospital in Denver, either directly or through the funeral home office.”
Wallace Edward (Babe) Hartshorn, Jr, son of Wallace Edward Hartshorn Sr. and Edna Grace Stwalley, was born 19 July 1932, in Holly, Prowers County.
He was married 10 February 1957 in Holly, to Joyce Marie (Wilson) Mangan, who was born 29 June 1934 in Holly, the daughter of David Valance Mangan and Helen Marie Howell.
Donald Dean Hartshorn, son of Wallace Edward Hartshorn, Sr. and Edna Grace Stwalley, was born 20 March 1935, in Holly, Prowers County, Colorado. He lived in Liberal, Kansas.
He was married/1 on 20 May 1956 to Charlotte Dryer.
He was married/2 15 February 1969 in Holly, Prowers County, Colorado, to Mrs. Roberta June (Jenkins) Thomas, who was born 2 October 1939, Campo, Baca County, Colorado, daughter of Cecil J Jenkins & Alma Eden. Roberta had a son, Scott Gourley Thomas.
Roberta June Hartshorn, 72, died 28 June 2012. She was born 7 October 1939, to Cecil J. and Alma Alice (Eden) Jenkins.
On 15 February 1969, she married Donald Dean Hartshorn. He survives. Other survivors include: sons, Scott Gourley, Lance, Clendon and Robert; daughters Deena Korting, Debbie Reece, Sherrie Harrison and Jackie Johnson; brothers Marvin Jenkins, Alvin Jenkins and Clarence Jenkins; a sister Arvella Casper; 18 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday at First christian church Disciples of christ. Visitation a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel, Liberal. Burial in Liberal cemetery. Memorials to Brain Injury Assoc. of Kansas in care of the funeral home.
Warren Alden (Boz) Hartshorn, son of Glen Alden (Bill) Hartshorn and Ada Byrdine Warren, was born 28 September 1936 in Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas, and died 16 July 2005, in Syracuse.
He was married 14 April 1962, to Melissa Ann Thompson, who was born 28 July 1943.His eulogy reads:
“He was a character as well as being a man of character. Details of his early years are purposefully vague, but there have been references that would lead us to conclude that he was ornery at an early age. We know that he started skipping school in the first grade, so he could hang out with his Uncle Chess down at the pool hall. And then there was the time that he put the dead skunk in the school ventilation system. And how can we forget the story about spending time in a Mexican jail (the information that I have is sketchy-see Doriny Hoff for details).
“He was fun and he was funny. His practical jokes are legendary-like the time that he told the girl he was dating at the time (and there were many before Melissa came along) that he would give her a ring for Christmas. Imagine her surprise when instead of shiny bauble, she ended up with a phone call. And most of you have heard his favorite joke (if you haven't, come find one of us after the service and we'll share it with you). Many of you have been the recipients of the reams of jokes that he loved to share (many of these were supplied courtesy of brother-in-law Grady and son-in-law Devon). When he was on, he was the life of the party.
“He was a man of strong opinions and an excellent judge of character. He could size a person up on meeting them for the first time. He was generous-we will never know all of the good deeds that he did (and that was how he wanted it). He was an interesting mix of modesty and cockiness. He had no real conception of how loved and respected he was. He was a born problem-solver-he could fix anything with his welder or his silver tape.
“He had a head for numbers-he spent many an hour in his office going over figures and studying the markets. His notebook was always close by, usually in his breast pocket He was innovative-one of the first young farmers in the Bear Creek community to raise irrigated corn-a skill he learned from Gene Weckerly and Charlie Holdren. Raising a great crop of corn was what he like best about farming.
“He was something of a perfectionist-demanding much of himself and of those around him. His crops were planted in perfectly straight rows (the only time the rows were askew was when one of us was driving the tractor (especially Hope). his crop yields were always high. He often created a wave of panic among all the farmers in the county, as he raced to be the first in the field for wheat harvest. He never shaved, during harvest. The women of the house were always relieved when the last load of grain was out of the field, so he'd rid his face of the whiskers, he'd tickle them with.
“His trusty horse was his Silverado pickup truck. He drove only GM products! He was known to use his pickup in much the same way that a cowboy would use his horse to drive cattle. Boz's pickup was less agile than a horse and sustained a number of dents and dings from the kicks of unruly cattle. You hear about people being "true blue," but in his case it was yellow and green. Our family currently owns, or has owned, just about every product John Deere made; not only the stuff you’d expect-tractors, combines, drills, lawn mowers, etc., but also snowmobiles, log splitters, and bicycles (yes they even' made bikes for a while).
“He didn't like to ask for directions. We were never lost; we were just taking, the secret way. This usually involved gravel roads, cattle guards, etc. Nor was he good at giving clear directions. He'd say "Yeah, swing by 6 to pick up the trailer (by yourself) head over to 11 and get that hydrant to bring it all down to 14. You might need to stop by the well house and get one of the T's-not the eight inch but one of the 10's." The conversation would end as abruptly as it began and was usually followed by a hurried call home to Melissa to translate what Boz had just said.
“And let's talk about hand signals. His hand signals were a thing of beauty, if only we had been able to understand what they meant. The field maps he drew resembled the hieroglyphics of the early Egyptians. Again, a thing of beauty if only we had been able to understand them.
“He loved bulldogs; who can forget the story about the time he was taking the bulldog to be bred and he ended up making it ride in the trunk because it kept breaking wind. Or the bulldog we took to the breeder-we are to report that after several failed attempts, she conceived and gave birth to several puppies. The only problem was that the father turned out to be the family basset hound-Boz was not happy. (The basset hound later disappeared under very mysterious circumstances).
“Boz loved sports. It was not uncommon to see him walking, the sidelines of the high school football games or sitting in the bleachers to watch a basketball game. Late in his life, he especially loved watching golf, although he never played the game.
“He believed in higher education. It was really important to him that his daughters receive a college education and it was a source of pride for him that they all received college degrees. Although. it caused him great pain to see three of his daughters go to KU, which he lovingly referred to as the "flaw on the Kaw"). He was a loyal K-State fan to the end.
“He loved and appreciated the finer things in life-a great meal, a good bottle of wine (or a martini-on the rocks, please), dancing cheek to cheek with Melissa (watching them dance together was a real treat). He loved to shoot craps and to shoot the crap. His favorite color was blue. “He loved roses and when he gave flowers to Melissa or to one of his daughters that was his flower of choice. In fact, some of the last roses that he gave to Melissa turned out to be quite expensive-the roses themselves weren't expensive, but the two speeding tickets that he got while acquiring them proved to be.
“Living in a household with five women was never easy-estrogen levels sometimes reached dangerous levels, but he took it all in stride. He often referred to Melissa and his daughters as his harem. And he proudly told people that his four daughters were "the best crop that he ever raised."
“Patience wasn't always his strong suit-who of us can forget his endearing term of "you damn dummy" as we committed some grievous mistake like backing over the irrigation pipe or overfilling the diesel tanks. But through it all, we never doubted that he loved us.
“But oh, what Melissa and the girls wouldn't give to hear him call them "Darlin'" one more time.
“His good qualities far overshadowed any of his faults. He was honest and loyal. He was a man of integrity and his word was as good as gold. In a world of corporate scandals and fraud, he still completed many of his business transactions with a handshake. So how do you say goodbye to somebody like that?
“His medical history was medical textbook material-among other things, he had Rheumatic Fever, Legionnaires Disease, chemical poisoning, he sustained a broken back while playing high school football. He was bitten by a rattlesnake-which is really not all that surprising given his frequent contact with them. He collected hundreds of rattles over the years and was known to leave them in his pants pocket sometimes just to surprise Melissa (which it always did). He always bounced back. And both his body and his mind had never failed him.
“In recent years that all started to change, as he was in constant pain from degenerative disk disease, he suffered at least one heart attack and underwent triple bypass surgery, and he developed diabetes among other health concerns. The mind that had once been razor sharp was now starting to fail him-he couldn't remember things and the confidence that once was such a part of him was no longer there. To him, a life in which his mind and body would continue to decline was unacceptable. At some point he decided that leaving us all, as painful and hard as that might be, was the only acceptable alternative. He lived as he died, on his own terms. It would be an understatement to say that we are heartbroken by the choice he made.
“We find consolation in the fact that he is now at peace and he is surrounded by people that he loves, including his dad, his brother, and his son, Beau, who he and Melissa lost so many years ago. We figure that he was probably detained for a while when he first got to heaven-we're sure that God had a lot of questions for him, but we figure that by now, he's being fitted for his wings (with maybe a pair of pearly white boots to match).
“All of our lives are richer from having known him. Our family's hope is that you will remember the good times (and there were many) and that you will think of him with a smile. God bless you.[Warren "Boz" Hartshorn: A Life Remembered (The Syracuse (KS) Journal, July 27, 2005, pg. 9]
“SYRACUSE - Funeral for Warren "Boz" Hartshorn, 68, will be 10 a.m. Maryland, Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, 409 N. Main St., Syracuse, with burial following at Syracuse Cemetery. Mr. Hartshorn died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at his home in rural Hamilton County. He was born September 28, 1936, in Syracuse, to Glen Alden and Ada Byrdine Warren Hartshorn. He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1954.
“On April 14, 1962, he married Melissa Ann Thompson in Syracuse. They lived in the Bear Creek community for 15 years and then built a home 10 miles south of Syracuse. He grew irrigated corn for more than 50 years, as well as dry land wheat and milo. A cattleman, he also had a huge garden and was well known for his Silver Queen white sweet corn, and huge potatoes and pumpkins.
“Mr. Hartshorn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Syracuse and served on various committees. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge, Farm Bureau Board, FSA Board and Syracuse Co-op, was a shareholder and served on the board at R & H Implement County, and was a former member of the Jaycees. He enjoyed farming, sports, visits with his family, collecting rattlesnake rattles, fine dining, fine wine, good martinis, dancing and had a great sense of humor.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Syracuse, four children, Abby Anne Hasik of McKinney, Texas, Hope Elise Anderson of Shawnee, Erin Leigh Hartshorn of Irvine, California, and Heather Kate Durler of Syracuse, a sister, Goldeen Claypool of Cheney, eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
“He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Beau Warren Hartshorn; a brother, Lloyd Hartshorn; and a niece; Mickey Sue Rogers.
“Visitation hours are until 7 March, tonight at Greene-Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments, Syracuse. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Syracuse (Scholarship Fund), American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association, all in care of the funeral home, Box 1253, Syracuse, Kansas 67878.”[Garden City Telegram, July/20/2005]
John Edward Hartshorn, son of Lloyd Curtis Hartshorn and Erma Euleen Helmick, was born 29 March 1951 in Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado.
He was married 29 August 1971, in Salina, Kansas, to Beth Elaine Jackson, who was born 22 March 1951 in Topeka, Kansas.
They resided in Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado. Beth, is an artist with an in-home studio; John owns a financial advising company in Lamar
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