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Hillside Near Saf[ordville:
Cemetery Tells Community Story
Memorial Day weekend has passed for this year, and Hillside Cemetery northeast of Saffordvill e is quiet in a setting of the beauties of our Flint Hills, a grass coverlet neatly tended, and the olue, blue sky above. As our citizens are cherishing older homes, and preserving some, so are they studying old cemeteries as the names and dates make an interesting history. .-s .; In March. 1885, George Barber, son of Hugh and Sarah Barber, was a vletim of typhoid fever when In his 40's. Realizing that he would never recover, he asked that he not be burled in th-e little Quaker' cemetery east of the Toledo townsite as It was alJ gumbo and "held water like 3\dlshpan.'· The' mother, a' widow and her living children must have followed his wishes. as this man's burial was the flrst in Hilltop"':" as It was first called - on a piece of Barber pasture land donated for a cemetery. The marble-faced monument. smaller and taller than the heavy tombstones that were popular later. was the flrst erected in the cemetery. From dates it has been decided that they moved the father's body from the lower cemetery to Hilltop when the stone was erected. Mrs. Barber. who had been a widow since 1869. lived only a few months after son George's death. A grea t-great granddaughter. Mrs-. Fred Thomas of rural Dunlap. places flowers by this monument each Memorial Day. The first purchase o£lots went to Barbers. Stones D.r. Conaway who practiced In Saffordville. Linds. Hancocks and Shellenbargers. Later there was a Hilltop Cemetery, but for many years the one name. Hillside. has been used. During those early years graves were-dug by members of the family if there were enough husky boys. but if help was needed. there were willing neighbors. Friends or relatives shaved the men or dressed the hair of the women. One person recalls an uncle who for a friend, helped dig the fordville, and, of course, Toledo. grave, then shaved him and dres-: These late years of the 19OO's sed the body, hurried back to see if have erased community lines and the digging was going well, then the old schools have all gone. one cleaned himself up as he was to be by one. Ho~ever, family and casket bearer. friendship ties are strong and During those early years, the many are brought back to Hillside, Civil War was not far behind them, their last resting place. and those who had served and Too, old friendships continue, were now departed comrades assisted just a bit by the Social were recalled with music, Concerns Committee of the Safspeeches, and t.he decorations of fordville United Met.hodlst church. the graves. .. . Each Sunday afternoon ar1d all of Each Memorial Day morning ~~~I}da.Yl0}lowlng, th~!D0gern_ there was a program at the cburch _ Memorial Day, or weekeifd, with t.he orators. John Madden. rather, this committee serves cof. Dennis Madden. F. F. Cochran, 1 fee, iruit drink, sandwiches andJudgeRuggleseachtakinghls (chicken Is the favorltel and turn .. ..:..:.:-~.~.,.. cookies to those who visit. They After the "'s~rvite, the "Ilvlng are often surprised at the old servicemen" would march to the friends who are there. This year cemetery to place flowers on each . visitors came from all over Kangrave of those who died in service sas and from California, Colorado, for his country. Heading the proGeorgia. Missouri and Texas .. cession might be the Grand Army B.G.B. BOT\Q,beih. 51·1e. Ke 1\ of the Republic, Myser Post No. d8. The American nag was carried by' Zack Campbell or William Stone as each had been a color bearer in the Civil War. M. Lj'1::5 was commander. and three black soldiers - Lewis. Tabor-and Amos Emerson - who had served with the North. joined the March with other veterans:'· After the flowers had been placed on the graves of their "departed comrades" they drove to the Lyon-Chase County line bridge, and cast flowers on the waters of the Cottonwood River in memory of each one who had given his life and been buried at sea. Charles Woolwine, the last of a large family that setlled here with his parents In 1878 when he was a baby. He left Chase county to live in Dodge City in 1909. but each Memorial Day he returned to visit the graves of his family and friends. and to check new graves as long as he lived. At one time he sorted in his mind the old friends from all the little. rural communities that were such a precious part of rural life. There were friends from Buckey. Canaan. Plymouth. Grandview. Saf-
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~~~-===~==~---------------------THE OLD FRIENDS CEMETE~Y OF TOLEDO Submitted by Mrs. Helen Y. White In submittin~ the following burial records for the Old Friends Cemetery 6f Toledo, Mrs. White stated that·until she made the~e cODies from the one existin~ book, th~re was only one CODY. This cemetery is in Chase County, Toledo Townshiu in Kansas. Mrs. White further states that Toledo is ~ot on the maD q~y more, but it can be located by ~oing one mile to the east of Saffordville (which i~ onlv a si~n) on S. Go north on the Lake Kahola road one mile, turn east on a graveled road and drive about one-fourt~ of a mile. The cemetery is on the north side of the road. The monuments are in need of reDair and~some need to be reset. The cemetery is mowed regularly whenever HilltoD Cemetery is mowed. The first burial here was in 1862 and the last burial was in 1920. The ~raves are laid out in 8 tiers, running north and south. The west tier~s the same as tier # 1.
West Tier Deplina T Jones Della M Osborn Stella M Osborn· Baby Moffitt Susan Moffitt Mary Ina Moffitt Wm ROlfe Osborn Eli r~offi tt Thomas E. Moffitt Libbi? Moffitt R. A S~erman Osborn William Osborn GAR Hannah Osborn Thomas N' Jones Jane· Jones Aar6n H Jones GAR Levi T Jones Sarah Jane Brickell Eliza Mor~an Myrtle Perry E-lisha H Morgan Jerusha Alberson William C Albertson Oscar C. Albertson John H Moore 1868 1886 19~6 1878 18?9 1A7? 1872 1866 18~8 ·1868 1R9l1 1873 .IA62 H?~2 1871
Second Tier Nathan P Cove W Rolfe Osborn Elizabeth E Cope Oscar D Cope James H Newkirk Mary Moffitt Phebe Moffi tt I David Moffi tt Emma ~1offi tt Mary Moffitt not known " "
1897 187? l8~1 1867 1908 1901~ 1882 1865 18~1
1896 1879 1893 1868 1873 1873 1883 1888
Morton Garrison Charlie Garrison
Eliza A Flickenger Flicken~er *Ruha D Fl1ckenger Zenow Morgan Rosa Moore Morris Moore Mary Moore Samuel Moore Elizabeth Allen Thomas NAllen Ed Allen Jeremiah L Pressna1l ~~rtha Bales Pres~nall Ora Ella Brown John B. Moore Nelley 0 Smiley Mary J Smiley David J Smiley *Stella M Murdock (Name should follow the Flicken~er names.)
18~8 1897 (moved) l8fJ9 1870 1872 1881 1890 1875
1875 1896 18A7 1889 1879 1879 1879 1881
r ou r:
Clyde R Smith John J Smith Ma ttie M R e e d John Marriot Unknown "
Lillie Tv'! rl.oore Bertie E Moore Joel Church ~ Orsey McCorkle John McCorkle Lydia Bennett
1881 H376 1876 1901 1880 1880 18R1 1881
Clarence Harr1son Unknown
" Fifth Tier 189) 188418RO
Isaac Inl?'JT!ire Angenette In~jre Sixth Tier
Thomas F Hoskins Mary M Hoskins John A Hosl<::ins Lydia Hoskins James M Bailey Jane Bailey Bessie Moon Sarah T Murphy Seventh Tier
Franci s A Kirk 1'f:Ciry Jor:nson A (former wife of franci~ A Kirk) Frances Ingmire G W Lee
18,99 1883 1884
Lucy May Cooner Hattie May Camobell Infant Arthur L Cooper
En f'a rrt
Unknown Elmer Golladay Rena Eell Golladay Bertha J Campbell Infant
Joel A Cooner Henry H Pilcherv
Copied from the Bible Records of Ezekiel Dye This Bible was owned by Marian Rice Rhodes of Wichita, Kansas. Ezekiel Dye 'Washer great -grandfather 'Whoserved 'inthe Civil War. His diary 'Was'Written up by Helen Lee in the Mid'WestGenealogical Register, Vol. Xl, #1 - June 1976. The Bible was given to Helen Lee by Marian Rhodes in May, 1976. Eze~iel Dye was born September 11, i339. Je~ie B. Townsend was born May 20, IJ95 and they 'Weremarried on the 26th of March, 1872. Three children 'Wereborn; Henrietta S. Dye - 28 May, 1874. Mable Augusta Dye 31 August, 1874 and Edgar 'Clarene (Clarence) Dye 13 October, 1080. Jennie B. Dye died June 19, 1929 - Ezekiel Dye died January 13, 194-\1' Edgar C. Dye . Mabel (Mable) A. Dye Rice died November 16, 1962.