Nebraska Obituaries - Red Cloud Chief - Oct 12, 1906

Deaths and Funerals.

Charles Orville Miksch.

Cyrus H. Francis, one of the oldest residents of northern Smith county, Kansas, died last Monday at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 12 days.   Funeral services were held at the family home, conducted by Rev. G. W. Hummel, and burial was in Mount Hope cemetery.

Cyrus H. Francis was born in Burlington, Lawrence county, Ohio, July 27, 1825, where he resided until about 20 years of age.   He was married to Harriett Williams in 1853, and to this union was born eight children, four boys and four girls, seven of whom with his aged wife and a brothor survive him, one having died in 1881.   He is also survived by thirty grand-children and ten great-grand-children.   In 1856 he with his family removed to Harrison county, Missouri, and from there removed to his late home in Kansas in 1878.   He endured the hardships of the early settlers without a murmur or complaint.   During the civil war he served two years and five months.

Mrs. L. C. Olmsted.

Mrs. Mariva Olmsted, wife of L. C. Olmsted, living one mile west of Inawale, died very suddenly Wednesday night.   She had been confined to her bed for three or four days, but was up Wednesday.   She retired Wednesday night in apparently good health, but died while sleeping.   Funeral service were held from the family residence this afternoon at 1:30, conducted by Rev. G. W. Hummel.

Mariva Stone was born at Lenox, N. Y., April 7, 1851, and was married to L. C. Olmsted at Lisbon, Mich., September 28, 1868; removed to Webster county with her husband in 1871, located on the farm which has since been their home.   She was the mother of five children, Charles, Cora, Hattie, Glen and Riah, all of whom, with her husband, survive her.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Oct 12, 1906, Page 1 Column 1