She was a wife to Chalkley T. Stafford, who died about 60 years before her. How sad.
She is buried next to Chalkley in Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie, Leavenworth Co., KS.
It looks like my Papa was pretty good at writing everyone’s names on here.
Hopefully someday, a researcher will be able to find their ancestor.
Are you basking in the afterglow of Christmas bliss? Knee-deep in wrapping paper, bows, and boxes? We are – but 5 little kids leave behind a big Christmas tornado.
Thought you’d get a kick out of some these toys that kids may have received for Christmas over 100 years ago.
Peter Henry Weeks died on 3 October 1928 in Lawrence, Kansas. This obituary was in the local newspaper.
Peter H. Weeks
Funeral services for Peter H. Weeks, age 86 years, who died at his home, 417 North Ninth street, early yesterday will be held from the Rumsey funeral home at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon and from the Methodist church at Vinland.
The G.A.R. and Ladies of the G.A.R. will have charge of the short service at Rumsey’s and Masonic Lodge No. 9 will have charge of services at the grave. Burial will be at Vinland. The Rev. C.S. Freark will assist in the services.
Mr. Weeks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Weeks, two daughters, four sons, twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Before moving to Lawrence some years ago, Mr. Weeks had been a resident of Vinland, where he knew and was known by everyone. He was a good citizen, a friendly man, and a staunch patriot.
During the war, when after the calling of our National Guard the cities of the state found themselves with no military organization, Mr. Weeks, then a man of seventy-six years old, joined the organization of Home Guards and drilled with them regularly until enough younger men were enrolled to make his attendance unnecessary.
Merry Christmas! I hope that you all are enjoying your families, stuffing yourself with food, and opening lots of presents!
I thought that I would leave you with some Christmas decoration ads from the 1911 Sears, Roebuck, & Co. catalog.
And I have to add – I found many people named “Merry Christmas” on Footnote.com. The one I liked the most though was Merry Christmas Easter born on Christmas Day 1918.