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Lewis Haver
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1834
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 21, 1904
Lyon County
Kansas, USA

Married to Maria D. Smith on 25 Oct 1865. She and their son died in 1870.

The Emporia Weekly News, 08 June 1861, Saturday

The Emporia Guards, under command of Capt. W. F. Cloud, left here two weeks ago for their rendezvous at Lawrence. We had the pleasure of meeting the boys at Burlingame in the evening of the same day they left here. They were in high glee, and we don't believe it will do for an equal number of traitors to face them in a fight. They are the true grit. Under the drill of Capt. Cloud, they will be one of the finest companies in the State. The members hail from different portions of Breckenridge county, and the company is composed of the very best of our young men. Below we give a list of the names of the company. They were afterwards joined by about twenty Burlingame boys:

W. F. Cloud, A. J. Mitchell, A. G. Proctor, C. S. Hills, Jos. A. Fuller, Jos. V. Randolph, Chas. Stotler, Wm.. T. Galliher, W. S. Hunt, Jos. Rickabaugh, H. H. Suttle, Henry Pearce, M. Faucett, Edward Trask, David S. Gilmore, Frank McFadden, Sam. Hammil, Wm. V. Phillips, Chas. A. Archer, Chas Kiger, Wm. B. Tompkins, Lewis Haver, John Clark, M. Meyers, Isaac Gaster, H. Burt, John P. Sleeper, Alpheus J. Heustie (sic), Wm. H. Allen, B.F.W. Perry, Thomas Miller, J. C. Gruwell, William Harvey, Albert Edwards, P. G. Hallberg, Abner Brink, A. S. Broxson, Isaac Denham, J. N. Spencer, G. W. Reed, L. A. Loomis, John Curtis, F. W. Hirth, Frank. Grisey.

We wish the Guards a happy time, and a safe return home. May they fully realize all their glowing anticipations of the pleasures of camp life.

From the Emporia Daily Gazette, May 23, 1904


He Was Stricken With Paralysis Saturday Afternoon and Died That Night


Mr. Haver's Long Life Was Full of Useful Work and Kind Deeds, and His Death Is a Hard Blow to His Family and Many Friends

While overseeing the workmen who are building a new barn at his home, 829 State Street, Lewis Haver, one of Lyon County's pioneers, was stricken with paralysis Saturday afternoon about 3 o'clock from which he died Saturdy night about 8:30. Mr. Haver about three weeks ago had a slight stroke of paralysis but had apparently recovered entirely from it. Saturday he was in his usual health. He ate a hearty dinner and then went to his new barn. About 2:30 the workmen noticed that [he] was sick. They carried him into the house but he was unconscious and although medical assistance was summoned immediately, Mr. Haver did not regain consciousness.

Mr. Haver came to Lyon County in 1859, and has been one of the successful Lyon county farmers who grew up with the country. Honesty and thrift have been the watchwords of his prosperity, and long before he reached the meridian of life, he was able to look back on the past and see the results of his exertions. The Haver farm near Americus is second to none in the county for modern improvements and productiveness. Since the Haver family moved to Emporia from Americus in 1890, it has been a familiar sight to see Mr. Haver riding to and from Americus, in a lumber wagon, and it is a common expression of those who live by the way, "There goes Lewis Haver. He's got the best farm in Lyon county." It was not said with enviousness; it was said with pride that Lyon county had such a citizen; one who didn't store up any grudge against his neighbors and of whom no one spoke anything but good. Such a man is missed in his old home when he is absent and mourned when he is dead.

Lewis Haver was born in Greene county, Pa., December 7, 1834. His early life was spent in Pennsylvania. He moved to Henry county, Iowa, in 1856 where he resided two years. In the spring of 1859 he came to the Kaw reservation, about a mile north of Americus. He took a claim of 140 acres which he improved and lived on until 1862, when he sold it and bought 160 acres on the Neosho, two miles south of Americus. In 1863 he enlisted in Company M, 11th Kansas cavalry and served in the regiment until he was ordered to the frontier. He was mustered out at Fort Leavenworth in July 1865. He returned to his farm in the fall of 1865 and bought an adjoining 160 acres. He made extensive improvements on his farm including a large dwelling house, large barns, cribs and orchards. In 1880 he became interested with his brother, L. B. Haver, in stock raising in the Indian territory.

Mr. Haver was constable for many years after the close of the war and has been a member of the school board and treasurer of the same several years.

He married Miss Lizzie Shearer, of Perry County, Pa., November 14, 1872. Mr. Haver is survived by his wife and four children: William E., who is in the livery business in Americus; Miss Ella M., of Emporia; John A., who is practicing law in Toulsa (sic), I.T., and Frank A., of the firm of Eckdall & Haver, book store, 605 Commercial street. John is expected to arrive from Tulsa this afternoon. Four brothers also survive Mr. Haver. They are John, of Tingly, Ia.; George, of El Dorado, Kan.; Nelson, Englewood, Kan.; and Lyman, of Arapahoe, Okla.

Mr. Haver moved from Americus to Emporia in 1890 to educate his children and until two months ago lived at 1004 West street. Last winter he built an elegant new residence at 829 State street, which he lived to enjoy but two months.

The funeral will be held from the home, 829 State street, tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Price and Rev. Frank Ward will conduct the services.

The casket will be open between 10 and 12 o'clock tomorrow morning for friends of the family. The casket will not be opened during the funeral service. 
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  Maria D. Smith Haver (1844 - 1870)
  George Haver (1865 - 1870)*
  Frank Alfred Haver (1879 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 22 - Lot 27 - Space 4
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Originally Created by: Diana Staresinic-Deane
Record added: Aug 15, 2011
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