Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Knew I Had SeenThis One Before

While I was at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons, KS I spotted this monument.  And I knew I had seen it before.  So I dug threw my files and there she was in my file for Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, MO. The only difference is the base. The statues are identical.

This is from the Holland Monument in Springfield, MO.
In Loving Remeberance
of Mrs. Emeline H.
Wife of
April 1, 1816
March 16, 1890
"Blessed are the pure in
heart for they shall see
God in his wisdom has
The boon his love had given
and though the body
moulders here,
the soul is safe in Heaven.

Note: Her maiden name is Bigbee. Daughter of Capt. John S. Bigbee.

This is from the monument at Oakwood Cemetery in Parsons, KS.

Jane Webster
Wife of
Heman D. Ward
Aug 24, 1812
Mch 15, 1892
Jan 15, 1913
Age 76

Cornelia W.
Wife of Angell Matthewson
Jan 5, 1899
Age 56

Note: Cornelia is the dau of Jane and Heman Ward.
William K.
August 28, 1846
September 4, 1900

Etta W
Wife of
William Maxwell
Mar 24, 1924

Note: Etta is the dau of Jane and Heman Ward.
The following info is from William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas.
HON. ANGELL MATTHEWSON was born in Pulaski, Oswego Co., N. Y., June 8, 1837. At the age of fifteen he commenced to learn the printer's trade in the office of the Pulaski Democrat, having previously received a good academic education. After having attained his majority, Mr. Matthewson was successively engaged upon the Oswego Paliadium and Utica Herald until January 4, 1860, when he went to Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., N. Y., and purchased a half interest in the Mohawk Valley Register. In September, 1861, in connection with Hon. Lorenzo Crounse, he raised a volunteer company for the war, being commissioned as Second Lieutenant October 2, 1861. His war record is everything that can be desired. Rising through the successive grades of Second Lieutenant, Post Adjutant, Ordinance Officer, First Lieutenant, Adjutant, Acting Assistant Adjutant General to that of Captain of Light Artillery. He received the latter promotion for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of North Anna River, Va., May 23, 1864, when he was shot through the thigh with a minnie ball while in command of Battery D., First New York Light Artillery. For his heroism on this occasion, Gen. Wainwright, Chief of Artillery, in his report of the battle to Gen. Meade, accorded Capt. Matthewson's battery the credit of having saved the right of the line of battle from destruction. Mr. M. was in service until the end of the war, three years and nine months, and was mustered out at Elmira, N. Y., June 17, 1865. He was engaged in the battles of Harper's Ferry, Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run,, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna River, Siege of Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Hatcher's Run, and Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House. July 1, 1865, he became sole editor and proprietor of the Fort Plain Register, and soon after purchased a half interest in the Canajoharie Radii, and later established the Amsterdam Democrat and the State Radii, editing all four of these papers at the same time. In 1867 Mr. M. was elected by the Democrats of Montgomery County, N. Y., to represent them in the General Assembly, having received the largest majority ever accorded a member. Early in 1871 he disposed of his newspaper interests in New York, and in May of that year moved to Parsons, which was then an infant town, but three months of age. Here he commenced an active business career by opening a private banking house under the firm name of Crawford, Matthewson & Co. In 1872 he and other capitalists procured a charter and organized the First National Bank of Parsons, of whose affairs he had entire control up to December 31, 1878, when he retired. He was then just about to enter upon his second session of his term as State Senator, having been elected to that position in 1876. He was chosen to the important post of Chairman of the Committee on Banks and Banking, and a member of the Ways and Means Committee. Was frequently called upon to preside in Committee of the Whole, and otherwise received the marks of confidence from his fellows of which he has ever been the fortunate recipient. In September 1880, Mr. M. again engaged in business, associating himself with Merritt Noyes and F. H. Snyder in the ownership of the City Bank. Mr. Noyes died February 12, 1883, and thereafter the business was conducted by the present partners, Messrs. Matthewson & Snyder. Besides doing a general banking business, this firm has a real estate and insurance department, owning a complete set of abstracts of all kinds of property in Labette County. When the First National Bank was organized the entire deposits amounted to $37,000, which sum Mr. M. transferred from his private bank. There are now three banks in Parsons, the aggregate peposits[sic] of which amount to $250,000. Mr. M. owns a large amount of valuable real estate, and also the most extensive hardware store in the country. He is president of the Parsons & Western R. R. Co.; president of the Parsons Fair and Driving Park Association; treasurer of the Water Works Co.; secretary of the Board of Trade; and owns the exclusive franchise for the building and operation of the Gas Works. He expects to begin their erection in May, 1883. Mr. M. built the first flouring mill in Parsons. Has twice served as Mayor, and was State Senator for four years. He organized the Memphis, Kansas & Colorado R. R. Co., and was president of that organization, the road being built under his management. Mr. M. was married October 4, 1865, at Fort Plain, N. Y., to Miss Cornelia H. Ward, daughter of Heman D. Ward.
There is some military information on Angell Matthewson at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/artillery/1stArtLt/1stArtLtBatDCWN.htm

The following info is from William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas.
W.K. MAXWELL, passenger conductor on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, corner Morgan and Fifteenth streets, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, August, 1846. His parents were born and raised in Ohio, and were descended from Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was educated in the schools of his native town. Mr. Maxwell came to Kansas in 1871, where he was employed by the M. K. T. R. R. as train dispatcher. Soon afterward he was appointed to the position of conductor. He has three brothers and two sisters - Thomas S. Maxwell, in St. Louis, employed with Samuel Cuppies & Co.; R. C. Maxwell, an attorney at Lincoln, Ill.; J. W., in Silver City, N. M., in the wholesale grocery business. One sister, Mrs. Allen, a widow, lives with her mother in Ohio, and Mrs. Bowers, wife of the agent at Junction City, Kan., for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was married to Miss Etta H. Ward of Fort Plain, N. Y., September, 1881, whose mother is living with her daughter. Mr. Maxwell is a member of the Blue Lodge Chapter and Commandry of the Masonic Fraternity of the city of Parsons, and has taken all the Scottish Rites degrees except the thirty-third degree.

1 comment:

  1. I often find a whole job lot of the same headstones all together in a cemetery, but then find that they belong to unrelated individuals.
    It always makes me wonder if the local stone mason was having a sale or whether the loved ones chose it to 'Keep up with the Jones's'......