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Nelson, Linda.  (Obituary).  Funeral services for Linda Kay Nelson, age 59 of Hutchinson, Kans., will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the First Church of God in Clinton with Rev. Roy Dobbs and Troy Dobbs officiating. Nelson died early Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in the hospital at Hutchinson. She was born on Oct. 5, 1944 in Clinton, the daughter of Lonnie and Alice (Devore) Nelson. Linda and her family moved to Medicine Lodge, Kans. when she was a third-grader, and she graduated from high school there in 1962. She continued her education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, graduating in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in education. Nelson taught school and was a librarian for four years in Kingman, Kans.; three years in Moscow, Kans.; and 29 years at Burrton, Kans. She was a member of both the National and Kansas Education Associations. Preceding her in death were her father, Lonnie; and two brothers, Roger and Robert. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton. Survivors include her mother, Alice Nelson of Clinton; a sister-in-law, Sue Nelson-McKinney of Medicine Lodge, Kans.; nieces and nephews, Kelly Metheny, Matthew Nelson, Bobby Nelson, all of Clinton, Alicia Nily and Lonni Nelson, both of Amarillo, Texas, Genie Wells of Stillwater; three great nephews; and three great nieces.


Nickell, James H.  James H. Nickell enlisted at Springfield, Missouri as private on January 1864, in Company A, 8th Missouri Cavalry.  Served 18 months, was present at the fight between Col Fargers Brigade and Gen. Shelbys forces at Prairie Desert, also in a fight with bush whackers on Cash Creek, Arkansas.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882.  Page 2).


Night, N.D. N. D. Night enlisted in July 1861 as private and musician in Co. D. 4th Virginia Infantry.  Served four years.  Was in engagements at Vicksburg, Mission Ridge, Cedar Creek, in Lynchburg raid under General Hunter, and under Sheriden in the Shenandoah Valley.  (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday February 10, 1882.  Page 2).




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