|Birth: ||Aug., 1861|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1917|
The Hamilton Grit, Hamilton, KS. Thur. April 19, 1917
WILLIAM M. BARNGROVER
Died: - At the family residence in Hamilton, Monday, April 16, 1917, after a lingering illness from cancer,
William M. Barngrover aged 56 years, 8, months and 25 days.
Mr. Barngrover was hit in the face by one of his horses last July, when the animal was stung by bees, and the injury developed into a malignant cancer. Every effort known to medical skill at home and abroad was sought for relief, but to no avail. He seen that no good could be done, in the past few months, and quietly, calmly, and with a wonderful patience awaited the end, lovingly ministers to by his devoted family, until the end came as above stated April 16, at 11:30 Monday.
Mr. Barngrover was born at Clinton, Ill., Aug. 21, 1860 and came to Barton county with his parents when 18 years old. When grown to manhood he came to Greenwood County, in 1887, and this has since been his home. He always took an active part in business and political affairs and had been honored with various positions of trust. He was Superintendent.of county farm for a term. City Councilman, member of the school board and at the time of his death was a director in the First National Bank of Hamilton.
He was married to Miss Cora Sponseller at Emporia, Nov. 27, 1889, and to this union four children have been born namely, Mrs. Blanche Beevers of Medicine Lodge, Otis, Mrs. Harry J. Edwards and Cecil of Hamilton who with a loving, brother, sister and other relatives are left to mourn.
The funeral was held from the M. E. Church, of which deceased was a member. Tuesday afternoon April 17, Rev. C. L. Fesler, officiating. The remains being escorted to the grave being in charge of Hamilton Lodge of Odd fellows of which Mr. Barngrover was long time member. The Rebekah and Royal Neighbors also escorted the funeral cortege to the church. Business generally was suspended during the hours of the funeral out of respect to one whom for so long had been an important factor in the town's life.
Obituary contributed by Leta Harrell #47394173
Cora Elizabeth Sponseller Barngrover (1865 - 1951)
Blanche Barngrover Beevers (1890 - 1962)*
Otis Barngrover (1892 - 1960)*
Faye Barngrover Weaver (1893 - 1969)*
Cecil Edward Barngrover (1897 - 1955)*
Created by: Wonderer
Record added: Aug 25, 2008
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