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 Emma C. <I>Speicher</I> Berkley

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Emma C. Speicher Berkley

  • Birth 1 Apr 1860 Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1945 Hamlin, Brown County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Hamlin, Brown County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 19498614

Mrs. Emma Berkley, 84, died at her home in Hamlin, Kans., Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, 1945. She is survived by one son, Maurice Berkley, Brown county commissioner, of Hamlin, 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.
   —The Hiawatha Daily World (Hiawatha, KS)
               Wed. Feb 28, 1945, p.1.

                    WHAT IS SAID
    L. J. Smith: In death of Mrs. Emma Berkley, mother of B. M. Berkley, we are losing one of sweetest women Hamlin, vicinity has ever known. She was loved by all. It was said of her by many she could get along with anyone. If all of us, including nations, were more of her disposition, there would be no trouble anywhere, would be no wars with all its suffering. May we allow her life, example to be multiplied in us.
    —The Hiawatha Daily World (Hiawatha, KS)
               Sat. Mar 3, 1945, p.1.

    Mrs. Emma Berkley died Tuesday evening, Feb. 27 at her home in Hamlin. She was 84 years old, was woman with very wonderful character, loving disposition, always welcome visitor in homes of her relatives, friends. She leaves 1 son, Maurice Berkley who is one of Brown county commissioners; 2 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.
    Funeral was Friday at Brethren church in Hamlin with Rev. W. E. Penner, assisted by Rev. J. D. Kemper, officiating. Mrs. V. Miller, Mrs. N. Hamilton sang 2 duets with Mrs. H. Huffman, at piano. Ralph Meyers sang solo. Body bearers were Floyd Schaulis, Lloyd Meyers, Seward Neibling, Chas. Berkley, James Gaston, Elmer Peck. Burial was made at Hamlin cemetery.
    —The Hiawatha Daily World (Hiawatha, KS)
               Mon. Mar 12, 1945, p.3.

Emma C., daughter of Jacob, Sallie Speicher, was born in Somerset county, Pa., April 1, 1860. She moved with her parents to Sipesville, Pa., where she resided until 1880. She went to Lanark, Ill., spent 2 months with her sister, husband, Mr. Mrs. Mart Myers, came with them to Kansas, settling on farm near Morrill, Kans. She was united in marriage to Gillian Berkley in 1881. To this union were born 1 son. They settled on farm near Hamlin where they lived until 1905, then moved into Hamlin.
    At age of 17 Mrs. Berkley united with Brethren church at Sipesville, Pa., later transferred her membership to Hamlin Brethren church where she was faithful member, always ready to give of her time, talent, means to aid in carrying on Lord's work. She was regular attendant at Sunday school, Missionary society, all church services.
    Mrs. Berkley died at her home in Hamlin Feb. 27, 1945. She was last of family of 7 children. Mr. Berkley preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1933. She leaves to mourn her departure 1 son, Maurice Berkley, of Hamlin, 2 grandchildren, Mrs. Charles Thompson, of Morrill, Dale K. Berkley, of Omaha, Nebr.; 6 great grandchildren—Beverly Anne Peck, of Falls City, Berke Lee Thompson, of Morrill, Clair, Janice Ione Berkley, of Hamlin, Billy Joe, Gary Lee Berkley, of Omaha. Also O. B. Clark, of Sheridan, Wyo., who made his home with Mr. Mrs. Berkley for number of years. Number of relatives, large circle of friends, neighbors who will sadly miss her.
    Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, March 2, from Hamlin Brethren church, Rev. Walter Penner of Hamlin assisted by Rev. J. D. Kemper, of Morrill, officiating. Interment in Hamlin cemetery.
   —The Hiawatha Daily World (Hiawatha, KS)
               Wed. Mar 14, 1945, p.2.

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  • Added: 23 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19498614
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Emma C. Speicher Berkley (1 Apr 1860–27 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19498614, citing Hamlin Cemetery, Hamlin, Brown County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Keith in Kansas (contributor 46839060) .