Sarah Elizabeth <I>McComas</I> Burnison

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Sarah Elizabeth McComas Burnison

  • Birth 1 Jun 1850 USA
  • Death 21 Jul 1906 Pottawatomie County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot Block 2, Lot 14, Grave 3
  • Memorial ID 55570362

Sarah E. McComas was the daughter of Sanders W McComas and his 2nd wife Nancy (Boydston) McPike who married 1847 in Platte Co MO and then moved on to Holton, Jackson Co. KS. Both had been married previously. Her parents and some of her siblings are buried in Circleville Cemetery. Sarah E. McComas married 25 Dec 1878 James Burnison Jr and had four children, two of whom survived. In 1880 she was a schoolteacher in Wetmore, Nemaha Co KS. Their children were:
Howard William Burnison b. 31 Dec 1880 Onaga, KS d. 2 Sept 1888
Joel Everett Burnison b. 14 June 1882 Onaga, KS d. 24 Aug 1888
Nelle Francis Burnison b. 22 Aug 1886 Onaga, KS d. 20 Mar 1981 Goodman, McDonald, MO. and married Charles William Case.
Edith Emily Burnison b. 14 Nov 1892 Onaga, KS d. 10 Sept 1965 KS and married Joseph T. Brown


The Onaga Herald July 26, 1906 At Rest.
Died, at her home in Vienna township, on Saturday evening, July 21, 1906, about five o'clock, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Burnison, wife of James Burnison. Although her death had been expected to occur most any time for two weeks, her many friends were pained when the news was reported Saturday evening that the summons had finally come. Although Mrs. Burnison had been a constant sufferer for several months she had only been confined to her bed for about three weeks. On July 14, accompanied by her husband, her daughter, Edith and Mrs. Etta King, she was taken to Excelsior Springs, the attending physician thinking she might receive relief and benefit, but the physicians there pronounced her case hopeless and on Wednesday evening of last week she was brought home. On Saturday evening death ended her sufferings. She was a most noble woman, and made her influence for good felt by all with whom she came in contact, and will be greatly missed, not only by her family but by a large circle of friends and neighbors. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church in this city Sunday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. A. W. Ayers, and interment made in the Onaga cemetery. A large congregation of sorrowing neighbors and friends was present to pay their last respect to the memory of one who was so highly esteemed for her noble life and true Christian character. The pall-bearers were chosen from the Woodmen order, of which organization, the bereft husband is an honorable member.The deceased, Sarah Elizabeth Burnison, formerly McComas, was born in Platte county, Missouri, June 1st, 1850, and died at her home in Vienna township, this county, Saturday afternoon, July 21st, 1906, aged 56 years, 1 month and 21 days.She was married to Mr. James Burnison Dec. 25th, 1878, and four children are the issue of the marriage. Two are at rest with the mother in the world where there is no more sickness and trouble, and two, Edith and Nellie, are left with the husband to sorrow over the departure of the loving mother and wife. Mr. McComas, a brother, and Mrs. Stauffer, a sister, both of Circleville, Kansas, were present at the funeral services. At five years of age she came with her parents to Jackson county, Kansas, and continued to be a resident of the State until the time of her demise, moving form Jackson county to Pottawatomie county several years ago. The deceased was a woman who possessed many amiable qualities. She was a kind neighbor, a devoted wife and affectionate mother and has a wide circle of friends who mourn her loss and will miss her pleasant companionship. She was always an interesting conversationalist. Years ago she recognized her duty to God and became a member of the church, of which she was a consistent member until the Head of the Church saw fit in His Good Providence to call her up higher. She was a good woman and ready to go, and she is now at rest in glory enjoying the eternal life promised to all who follow in His footsteps. She became a member of the Congregational church of Onaga in January, 1892, transferring from the Methodist church. The Herald joins with a host of friends of the family in expressions of sympathy


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  • Maintained by: Cameron-Ashley Heath
  • Originally Created by: Shirley Barnes
  • Added: 28 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55570362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Elizabeth McComas Burnison (1 Jun 1850–21 Jul 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55570362, citing Onaga Cemetery, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Cameron-Ashley Heath (contributor 46896958) .