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Eales, Samuel & Barbara.  Samuel James Eales was born Nov. 22, 1841 and died Apr. 29, 1934.  He served in the Confederate Fifth Kentucky (Mounted Infantry) Regiment, 3rd Co., F Troop, in the Civil War. He enlisted as a private Sept. 5, 1862 and was promoted to 2nd Lt. April 4, 1864. The promotion was the day after his brother was killed in the battle of Chickamauga (Samuel was also in this battle).  He was wounded in the right leg in the battle of Jonesboro August 31, 1864, entered into the Ocmulgee hospital in Macon, Georgia Sept. 28, 1864, and was released from the hospital November 19, 1964. He surrendered in Augusta, Georgia, May 10, 1865. I believe when he was released from the hospital in Georgia that he held the rank of  Captain.  This would be my great-great Uncle. He once owned a bank, newspaper and grain elevator in Burrton, Kansas. His son, Cecil, lived near Yoder, Kansas.  (Submitted by Bob Eales, Lawrence, Kansas).  Samuel Eales & his wife, Barbara H. Clark Eales (1851-1929) are buried in Block 3, Lot 87, Graves 1-2 of the Burrton Cemetery in Burrton, Kansas.  Their son, Charles B. Eales, was born in May 1882 and died October 12, 1882, and is buried next to Barbara.  Samuel Eales owned & published a newspaper in Burrton.

Others buried in the plot are: John C. Eales, son of T.C. & Ruby Eales (1916-1916), Harry J Eales, son of H.L. & Nettie Eales (1920-1920), Harry L Eales (1879-1967), Nettie B Eales (1885-1965), Thomas Clark Eales & Ruby Eales.

Eales, Charles Burton - May 23, 1882 to Oct 12, 1882.  "Died - About 8 o'clock pm the 12th last, Charles Burton Eales, infant son of S.J and Barbara H. Eales, aged four months and twenty days.  Funeral service at the family residence today at 2:30 p.m." (Burrton Monitor, Oct. 13, 1882, p. 3).  Burial in the Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 87 Grave 7.

Easter Easter, Pearl.  Pearl Easter, 97, died October 13, 2009, at Mennonite Friendship Manor, South Hutchinson. She was born October 28, 1911, in Okfuskee, Oklahoma, the daughter of James L. and Grace Wallace Wilson. She was a graduate of Hutchinson High School. She was a homemaker. She attended the First Church of God, Hutchinson. She married Benjamin Arthur Easter on September 12, 1931. He died February of 1980.  Survivors include: a daughter, Barbara Joyce Harper, Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters-in-law, Maxine Easter, South Hutchinson, and Barbara Ann Easter, Austin, Texas; a sister, Esther Thorington, Tulsa, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Robert and Willis Easter; a daughter, Donna Wampler; four brothers, Vernon, Prince, Elmer and Earl; and two sisters, Grace and Bonnie. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Church of God, Hutchinson, with Chaplain Randall Turner presiding. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Burrton City Cemetery, Burrton. Memorials may be sent to Mennonite Friendship Manor or Hospice Care of Kansas, both in care of the funeral home.
Ediger Ediger, Arthur Dean.  Arthur Dean Ediger, 64, owner/operator of Ediger Plumbing, died Friday, May 29, 2009, at Newton Medical Center, Newton. He was born February 17, 1944, in Newton, to Marvin H. and Dorothy Marie Lohrentz Ediger. A Burrton resident since 1969, he was a longtime member of the Burrton Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chief for many years. On April 19, 1969, he married Janet Vincent in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Cary Ediger, Lawrence, Jeff (Angie) Ediger, Halstead; honorary daughter, Julie Boyle Hamilton, Dallas; brother, Vern (Sally) Ediger; sister, Donna (Mike) Nightingale, both of Halstead; and two grandchildren.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at Burrton High School, with The Rev. Jim Gundy presiding. Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Burrton Cemetery, Burrton. Memorials may be given to the Burrton Volunteer Fire Department, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

Eikenbury, Frank.  (Obituary)  Frank "Bud" Eikenbury, 87, of San Angelo died Friday, April 16, 1999, in Shannon Medical Center. Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the First Christian Church in Burrton, Kan. Burial will follow in Burrton City Cemetery. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Bud was born Sept. 5, 1911, in Jennings, Okla., and was a resident of San Angelo for 12 years. He was a former resident of Burrton and was a retired oil field worker and farmer. Bud married Helen B. Fitch on Sept. 6, 1937. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his son, Don Eikenbury and wife, Donna, of San Angelo; three grandchildren, Donald Anthony Eikenbury of Virginia, Helen Joan Williams and husband, Terry, of Mertzon and Michael Ray Eikenbury and wife, Cassandra, of San Angelo; five great-grandchildren, Kari LeighAnn, Cheri Rene, Terry Don, Mathew Ray and Timothy Scott; and five brothers and four sisters. (San Angelo Standard-Times). 


Elder, Ike & Lucy.  Ike S. Elder enlisted as a private in Co. F 36th Wisconsin, served three years.  Was under General Sulley in his Campaign in Idaho, fought Indians at Whitebear Hills, also in battle at Nashville.  Was wounded in a battle with Guerrilas.  Ike is now the live agent for the best wind mill in Kansas, "so he says."  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10, 1882.  Page 2).  More information about the Ike Elder family can be found HERE.


Emerson, H.  H. Emerson enlisted July 1861 as private in Company K, 151st Illinois Infantry.  Served one year.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882.  Page 2).

Enns Enns, Abraham G & Genevieve.  Abraham George Enns, 103, died Feb. 23, 2009. He was born Oct. 19, 1905, to Isaac and Anna (Reimer) Enns. A lifelong resident of Burrton prior to moving to Mt. Hope in 2004, he was a weighmaster for Gano and Bunge Elevators. On Dec. 22, 1929, he married Genevieve Pearl Jewell. She died May 21, 2000. Survivors include: son, Glen Dale Blandin, Wichita; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Burrton.



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