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Joan Anna "Josie" French Rector
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1856
Greene County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1928
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

Mrs. Robert Rector, for forty four years a resident of this place, died at her home in the east part of town about noon last Friday, April 13, 1928. After a brief illness, aged 71 years, 5 months and 4 days. Mrs. Rector had been in falling health for a number of years, but was able to be about, but on Sunday, April 8th she contracted a severe attack of flu and passed away at time above stated.
Josie A. French was born November 9, 1856, in Chuckey City, Tennessee. Here she spent her girlhood days, and was married to Robert Rector Nov. 9, 1882. They moved to Missouri in 1883, where they resided one year and then moved to this place, which has since been their home.
To this union were born seven children, all but two of whom preceded her to the Spirit World. She is survived by her grief stricken husband, one son, Otis Rector, of this place: one daughter, Mrs. R. R. Holden, of Emporia, and six grandchildren, Nellie Kaster, who made her home with her grandparents since infancy, and Irene, Laura, Dorothy, Robert and Leo Holden, of Emporia: one sister in California and one sister, one brother and five half sister in Tennessee.
Mrs. Rector was kind hearted and very industrious woman. She was a devoted wife, a tender loving mother and in her death her family has sustained an irreparable loss and the town in which she lived so long a thoughtful friend and Neighbor. We extend our sympathy to the husband and family. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock last Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Chas. E. Davis. Mrs. G. W. Britton, Mrs. D. D. Wagoner, Mrs. S. C. Stewart and Mrs. A. S. Bernheimel, accompanied by Miss Ethel Mahaffey at the piano, sang appropriate songs.
Interment was made in the Hartford cemetery. The pallbearers were Messra. George Tabor, George W. Smith, Perry I. Woods, Chas. II Moore, William Holden and Fred Hovlous.
Family links: 
  William Jackson French (1825 - 1885)
  Susan Emiline Broyles French (1824 - 1865)
  James Robert Rector (1860 - 1934)
  Robert Stell Rector (1892 - 1893)*
  Ivy Iolia Rector Kaster (1895 - 1914)*
  Myrtle Nina Rector (1897 - 1897)*
  William Gannaway Brownlow French (1844 - 1926)*
  Cynthia Carolina French Dotson (1846 - 1922)*
  Sabra French Rector (1854 - 1928)*
  Joan Anna French Rector (1856 - 1928)
  Thomas Newton French (1859 - 1932)*
  Susan Emma French Gray (1866 - 1943)**
  Edna French Prather (1869 - 1944)**
  Cordelia French Gray (1870 - 1938)**
  Iola Kansas French Gray (1872 - 1945)**
  Henrietta French Kleinstuber (1879 - 1939)**
*Calculated relationship
Hartford Cemetery
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Created by: J Erwin Henley
Record added: Dec 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82150256
Joan Anna Josie <i>French</i> Rector
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Joan Anna Josie <i>French</i> Rector
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Joan Anna Josie <i>French</i> Rector
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