|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1848|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 1899|
The following obituary for Rachel Ann Mapes Willoughby appeared in the Cuba Advocate of Cuba, Kansas:
"DIED: June 12th, 1899, Rachel A. [Mapes] Willoughby age 51 years 8 months and 17 days. Mrs. Willoughby was born in Henry County, Ill. Oct. 26, 1848, was married to William Henry Willoughby March 18th 1866, and moved to Republic County, Kansas, the same year; was a member of the U. B. Church 27 years and lived a consistent Christian life and was highly esteemed by all [who] knew her; she manifested great patience during her long and severe illness and died in the faith of a glorious resurrection to life eternal. She leaves a husband, 3 sons and 3 daughters to morn her loss. The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday and were conducted by Rev. L. B. Tremain who preached a very appropriate sermon from Rev. XI, V. 3."
– Cuba Advocate, Cuba, Republic County, Kansas, June 16, 1899.
Rachel Ann Mapes and her husband William Henry Willoughby were among the very first settlers of Republic County, Kansas. They arrived in 1866, settling in (what is now) Richland Township, and about two years later, moved to (what is now) Elk Creek Township. They spent the next 33 years in Kansas, mostly in Republic County.
Henry Willoughby was a preacher as well as a farmer, and Rachel served as a preacher's wife as well as fulfilling the responsibilities and coping with the challenges of a prairie farm wife and mother of a family.
Children of Rachel and Henry Willoughby:
Charlotte Ellen Willoughby (1868-1934)]
Cora A. Willoughby (1871-1942)
Martha Willoughby (1875-1957)
William H. Willoughby (1876-1877)
Joseph Willoughby (1878-aft 1942)
Nathaniel Gerald Willoughby (1884-1936)
Vernon Willoughby (1888-1902)
William Warrington Mapes (1792 - 1871)
Sarah Messenger Mapes (1808 - 1865)
William Henry Willoughby (1830 - 1918)
Charlotte Ellen Willoughby Cozad (1869 - 1934)*
William H Willoughby (1876 - 1877)*
Nathaniel Gerald Willoughby (1884 - 1936)*
Survirah M Mapes Ruby (1828 - 1873)**
John Burton Mapes (1834 - 1932)*
Webster Mapes (1836 - 1907)*
Rachel Ann Mapes Willoughby (1848 - 1899)
Note: Rachel Ann Mapes was William Henry Willoughby's first wife. She should not be confused with Rachel C. Palmer Adams, whom William Henry Willoughby married after the death of Rachel Ann Mapes.
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Record added: Aug 14, 2012
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Rachel, you are remembered and not forgotten... you are my husband John's Great Grand Aunt...|
Added: Apr. 18, 2013
Rest in peace, Aunt Rachel.|
Added: Sep. 24, 2012