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Hade, N.D.  N. D. Hade enlisted August 1862 as a private in Co. A 27th Wisconsin, promoted to Sergeant; served about three years under General Blair of Missouri.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10, 1882.  Page 2).

Hamlin BURRTON 2C 183.jpgHamlin, Claudia Allen.

"Died - Monday the 24th day of March, 1884, Claudia Allen Hamlin, aged 5 years, 3 months, and 9 days, daughter of J.F. and Rachel Hamlin."  (Burrton Monitor, Mar. 28, 1884 p. 3).  Burial in Burrton Cemetery, Block 2 Lot 144 Grave 5.


Haney, I.H.  I. H. Haney was also in the U.S. Service and is a member of the Farragut Post but we have not his record at hand.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882.  Page 2).  His headstone indicates he was a Private in Company B, 43rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.  Mr. Haney died October 29, 1898 at the age of 62 years, 2 months, 15 days.  He is buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton Kansas, Block 3 Lot 189, Grave 1.  Buried with him are Melvina Ann Haney (1885-1924), and two daughters of A.L. & L.J. Haney, Elizabeth A (1906-1907) and Gertrude H (1902-1904).


Hanselman, David.  David Henselman enlisted as private in Co. A. 115th Ohio Infantry.  Served 7 months, was captured by Guerillas near Glasco Junction, Kentucky, rolled and released.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10, 1882.  Page 2).

David Hanselman was born on February 3, 1833 in Union County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Hanselman and Margaret Durling. He had four brothers and five sisters. On March 13, 1836, David married Nancy Thorn in West Virginia. David and Nancy had seven children, the last two having been born in Burrton, Harvey County, Kansas: James Marion, born December 25, 1856; David Chalmers, born January 22, 1861; George Peter, born March 18, 1864; Elizabeth Jane, born August 11, 1867; John, born December 22, 1870; Anna Armeda, born September 10, 1872; and William Hayes, born August 6, 1876. Nancy died on June 23, 1886. David then married Frances Elizabeth Ayers on August 14, 1889. To this union two more children were born: Frances Virginia, born June 20, 1890; and Margaret Dorothy, born December 16, 1891.  David and his family had come to Kansas in 1871, locating their homestead of 160 acres in Harvey County; the first dwelling was a 16 x 14 foot frame house. Since David was a veteran, he had first chance to make a claim using ‘homestead rights.’


In August of 1871, David went on his first buffalo hunt. He, his wife and son, Chalmers, drove west about nine miles across the Arkansas River where they found a large herd of the animals. During the hunt, they wounded a buffalo which went into a nearby wallow. In order to drive it forth, he and Chalmers again shot it. Immediately it came towards them with a snort and the situation became quite alarming. Chalmers ran for the team and wagon where his mother was waiting, but before David was aware of the danger, the infuriated animal charged him, tossing him into the air several times and nearly goring him to death. At last the buffalo fell and died, but David was severely injured. His wife tore strips from her petticoat to cover the wounds and try to stop the bleeding until they reached home. David told her to to drive the wagon toward the lone tree in the sand hills as long as she could see, then to follow the star at the right, which she did, until finally they saw a light which had been hung outside by their friends, reaching home just before midnight. David did recover, but he bore a number of the scars as a result of the attack for the rest of his life.


At the first meeting of School District #50 which was held on April 14, 1873 in Burrton, Harvey County, Kansas, David was elected Director. He also served as township trustee and treasurer for many years. Both he and his wife were charter members of Burrton’s Christian Church. He lived a life of rectitude and rugged honesty. David, frontiersman and civil war veteran, passed away on March 30, 1919 at his home one mile south of Burrton where he had first settled in the 1870’s and resided almost half a century, having carved out a life on the plains. He and his wives are all buried in Burrton Cemetery, Harvey County, Kansas. -- Deloris (Hege) Carmichael for Duane Carmichael, great-grandson of David Hanselman


The Chal Hanselman referred to in the following article is David Chalmers Hanselman, son of David & Nancy Hanselman, who was born January 22, 1861 in West Virginia and died November 12, 1891 in Lake Township, Harvey County, Kansas. David is also buried in Burrton Cemetery.   From the November 1891 Burrton Free Lance:   "The community was considerably shocked Wednesday evening by the announcement that Chal Hanselman had accidentally shot himself. He and Harry Knight had been hunting about five miles southwest of town and were driving along in their buggy when the gun went off, lodging a whole load of shot in his left side and tearing the flesh and skin off, leaving his bowels drop down and exposing his lungs. For a moment his head dropped on the shoulder of his companion, who drive to Robert Ambler’s place as fast as possible, when they got out and Chal walked to the house, holding his bowels in with his hands. E. H. McFall, who was teaching school nearby, was appraised of the accident, and immediately dismissed and came to town after Dr. Hempstid who, upon arrival at the place found Chal sinking rapidly and told him it was only a question of a few hours, but in order to satisfy the family sent for Drs. Easling and Lawrence, the latter of whom lived in Halstead and arrived too late, the young man having passed away a short time before his arrival. Medical skill could do nothing and Chal passed from this life at 8:15 o’clock, having suffered less than five hours. "The deceased leaves behind a wife and four children, the youngest of which was born an orphan, having come to this life after the flight of the spirit of its parent, thus making the affair more sad. The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. yesterday, and after the remains had been taken to his home and viewed by the afflicted wife, they were laid to rest in the city cemetery. The Free Lance extends most earnest sympathies to the bereaved relatives."


David Chalmers Hanselman married Mary Mathews in Burrton and they had four children: Nettie, Harry William, David Lemar, and Nellie Chalmers (Nellie, pictured at right in 1907, is the one referred to in the above article as "the youngest of which was born an orphan"). Because of various circumstances after the death of her husband, Mary made the decision to give up the children, and the two youngest, David Lemar and Nellie Chalmers, were eventually ‘taken in’ by John and Catherine Carmichael who raised them as their own. John and Catherine Carmichael were well-known and respected in the Burrton community and had nine children of their own: George, Dougal, Isabelle Sarah, William T., Mary Helen, Jennett Anna, Christina Rosa, John W., and Lucinda Nancy. -- Diana Carmichael



Hensley, Phyllis Rae (Kinkaid).  (Obituary)  Phyllis Rae Kincaid Hensley left this earth, March 5, 2006 to be with her Heavenly  Father. Phyllis was born to Gayled and Nena Kincaid in rural Watonga, Okla., the 17th of May in 1914. She grew up in Reno County near Burrton, Kansas, where she met Calvin M. Hensley in high school. They married November 23, 1933 in Russell, Kansas. Calvin and Phyllis settled on a farm in the area of their youth. However, the “Dust Bowl Years” drove them from the farmland to the oil fields. In 1937, they moved to the oil fields near  Great Bend, Kansas from there to Codell, Kansas, where their three younger children were born, and their two older children finished their first twelve years of their education. In 1983, they moved to Lenora, Kansas, where the three remaining children graduated from high school; Phyllis purchased the City Café, the local “hangout” for the local high school crowd after school and for other events associated with school activities. Phyllis became well known for her home-cooked meals and wonderful homemade pies. Phyllis returned to Oklahoma in 1978 when she and Calvin move to Alva, Oklahoma to manage a gold club. After retirement, family was her main interest in life. They traveled across the states visiting children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Phyllis was always ready to “play” with young ones. Calvin and Phyllis celebrated fifty-nine years of marriage in November before Calvin’s death on December 8, 1992. Phyllis is survived by one sister, Juanita Kincaid Blubaugh, Burrton, Kansas; two daughters, Beverly Rose, San Antonio, Texas, Barbara Travis, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; three sons; Stanley, Chico, California, Stephen, Texarkana, Texas, and Calvin G., Cassville, Missouri; eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Phyllis was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.

Hill Hill, Anna Jo (Durflinger).  (Obituary)  Anna Jo Hill, 94, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Center, Minneapolis, KS.  She was born Sept. 22, 1910, in Burrton to Ernest Archie and Emily Ann (Stone) Durflinger. She attended Emporia State University and taught in country schools for several years.   She married Kenneth S. Hill on Aug. 3, 1930, in Hutchinson. He died in 1970. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Bird, Stockton, and Connie Kriss, Colorado Springs, Colo. eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Following graveside private family services at Burrton Cemetery memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Burrton. Memorials are suggested to the Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center or the Ottawa County Hospice in care of Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, Stockton.
Hill Hill, Bob.  Bob Hill, 92, died Oct. 20, 2007.  He was a retired Boeing employee.  Survivors include: son Bob Jr. and wife, Judy; daughter Marilyn and husband, Dr. Jim Shadid; grandchildren Scott, Kristi and Jamie Shadid; a sister, Marjorie and husband Irl Mitchell; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  Preceded in death by: his wife, Evalyn; brothers Vernon, Kenneth and Charles; and sisters Ruth and Helen. A Celebration of Life service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Larksfield Place. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Burrton Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice, in care of the funeral home.

Horton, Elsie (Fast).  (Obituary)  Elsie Horton, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 30, 2009. She was born December 2, 1926, in Burrton, Kansas. Elsie was the wife of the late Curtis W. Horton to whom she was married for 47 years. She was a daughterMrs Elsie Fast Horton of the late C.F. and Nora Fast.  Visitation will be Friday, July 31, from 6-8 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Westville. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Boys Farm SC Hwy. 34-121, Newberry, SC 29108. Elsie was an active member of White Rock Baptist Church and a former member and volunteer of the Lunch Bunch at Crooked Creek Park. Surviving are her children, Diane H. Wyatt of Columbia, Gary C. Horton (Theresa) of Heath Springs, Cathy H. Whiteside (Billy) of Fort Mill, Teresa H. Epting (Randy) of Chapin, Cindy H. Matthews (Jordan) of Chapin; sister, Carol Unruh and brother, Melvin Fast, both of Burrton, Kansas. Memaw has 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Vera Grubbs, brother, Francis Fast, son-in-law, Ray Wyatt and daughter-in-law, Debbie Horton.

Hoskinson Hoskinson, Lorena.  Lorena Elizabeth Hoskinson, 91, homemaker, died Friday, Feb. 20, 1987. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.Survivors: sons, Donald of Burrton, Dale of Seattle, Darrell, Dick, both of Wichita, Douglas of Hutchinson; daughter, Joanne Mock of Pratt; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren. Memorial has been established with Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Cantwell-VanCampen Funeral Home, Haven.
Hoskinson Hoskinson, Tom.  Tom was born February 23, 1957 to William and Irma Hoskinson at Russell, Kansas. When Tom was one year old, his dad, Bill, was transferred to Anthony. Tom attended school in Anthony through the 6th grade. Bill was then transferred to Great Bend, Kansas where Tom completed jr. high and high school. When Bill was once again transferred to Enid, Oklahoma, Tom went along and began working with the mentally and physically handicapped at the Enid State School. He later went to work for Air Midwest in Roswell, New Mexico. When Air Midwest became Mesa Air Group, Tom continued working for them in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Topeka, Kansas, Joplin, Missouri; Little Rock Arkansas and Springfield, Missouri before retiring in 2000.  Tom loved being with friends and family. He will be greatly missed by long time friend, Gary Baker of Pryor, Oklahoma. He enjoyed spending time in Anthony with his mom and family, and in the summer, watching his great niece, Paige Hoskinson, play softball.  During recent summers, he accompanied his mom, Irma, and sister, Susan, on road trips. Last summer the three of them stopped in Carbondale, Colorado and picked up great niece, Payton Traylor and continued on to California to visit his Aunt Carol. Tom left this life on September 14, 2008 at the age of 51, after a brief illness.  Tom was preceded in death by his father, Bill Hoskinson; his brother, Jerry Hoskinson of Catoosa, Oklahoma; and brother-in-law, Innis Croft of Anthony.  He will be greatly missed by his mother, Irma Hoskinson of Anthony; his sister, Susan Croft of Anthony; sister-in-law, Janice Hoskinson of Catoosa, Oklahoma; nephews, Christopher Hoskinson of Anthony, Brandon Hoskinson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Garett and wife Lindsay Hoskinson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; nieces, Erin and her husband Dusty Albright of Anthony and Ashley and her husband Jon Traylor of Carbondale, Colorado. He will be missed especially by his very special great nieces, Paige Hoskinson of Anthony and travel buddy, Payton Traylor of Carbondale, Colorado and Innslee Albright of Anthony.  Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2008 at Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, Kansas. Memorials may be given to the Innis Croft Mission Scholarship Fund at the Anthony United Methodist Church, and may be sent in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Anthony.
Howard Howard, Mary.  Mary Louise Howard, 81, died Feb. 7, 2009, at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. She was born April 21, 1927, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Walter and Dorothea Ruth Austin Yates. She worked for HubCo, where she retired after 30-plus years.Mary was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a Unite Union Member. She was also a 12-year cancer survivor and a member of Victory in the Valley Reno County Cancer Group.  On July 13, 1949, she married Frank R. Howard in Hutchinson. He died May 5, 2001. Survivors include: daughters, Randy K. Wood, Hutchinson, and Cindy Canada and husband Al, Hallett, Okla.; granddaughter, Sara Mautino and husband Cayce of Beaufort, S.C.; nieces, Marty Lewis and companion Don Porter, Burrton, and Linda Joyce and husband Chris, Hutchinson; great-nephew; Kevin Lewis, Burrton; and her loyal companion dog, B.D.  She was preceded in death by her husband; a granddaughter, Rhena Jones; sister, Wilma L. Lewis; and a nephew, Wayne Lewis.  Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. The casket will be closed. Private family graveside will be in Burrton Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Victory in the Valley, or the Hutchinson Animal Shelter, both in care of the mortuary.
Hyde Hyde, William. William Hyde enlisted as private in Co. D 7th Kansas Cavalry, September 1861; served three years, was honorably discharged, was in engagements at Corinth, Iuka, Tupelo, Hatchie, Coffeeville, and numerous other battles of less note.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 3, 1882.  Page 2).  William Hyde is buried in an unmarked grave in the Burrton Cemetery, Block 2 Lot 16, Grave 2.  He is buried next to Susan Stevens Hyde (1839-1900) who may be his wife.  Cemetery records give no additional details.



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