Minerva J Tullis Greenwell

Transcribed by Linda K. Lewis, Jan, 2015.

Source: Olathe Mirror, Olathe, KS, Thurs. 26 Apr 1900, pg. 5.

Mrs. Minerva Greenwell Dead.

[Died, at Jefferson, Colo., Sunday, April 15, 1900, of cancer of the stomach, Minerva, wife of Robert Greenwell, aged sixty-six years.]

Minerva J. Tullis was born in Schryler county, Illinois, April 27, 1833, where she lived until fourteen years of age. She then with her parents crossed the plains to Oregon where they lived one year moving to California where they remained only eight months, then when back to Illinois. She was married to Robert Greenwell November 21, 1850, and lived in Illinois until 1866, when they moved to Clay county, Mo., where they lived two years, when they came to Johnson county, Kansas, which has been their home until a few years ago they wen to Colorado. She had been in poor health for some time and had expressed a desire to return to Johnson county that she might be laid to rest beside her children who had gone on before. Preparations had been made for her to come, but the silent messenger called her, and the sorrowing husband brought the remains to Stanley on Thursday of last week. Owing to a mistake in the telgraphic message the friends here did not know of her death until they arrived and there was not time to make arrangements for funeral services. The remains were conveyed to the home of her neice, Mrs. Steele, where sympathizing friends held a short service and the remains interred in Tomahawk cemetery. She was the mother of twelve children only three still living and one daughter, Mrs. James Davis of Argentine, with her family, and the bereaved husband were all of the family who were able to be present at the services. They, with the absent son and daughter and relatives have the sympathy of all their old friends and neighbors in their bereavement. 
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Minerva J. Tullis was born in Schryler county, Illinois, April 27, 1833, where she lived until fourteen years of age. She then with her parents crossed the plains to Oregon where they lived one year moving to California where they remained only eight months, then when back to Illinois. She was married to Robert Greenwell November 21, 1850, and lived in Illinois until 1866, when they moved to Clay county, Mo., where they lived two years, when they came to Johnson county, Kansas, which has been their home until a few years ago they wen to Colorado. She had been in poor health for some time and had expressed a desire to return to Johnson county that she might be laid to rest beside her children who had gone on before. Preparations had been made for her to come, but the silent messenger called her, and the sorrowing husband brought the remains to Stanley on Thursday of last week. Owing to a mistake in the telgraphic message the friends here did not know of her death until they arrived and there was not time to make arrangements for funeral services. The remains were conveyed to the home of her neice, Mrs. Steele, where sympathizing friends held a short service and the remains interred in Tomahawk cemetery. She was the mother of twelve children only three still living and one daughter, Mrs. James Davis of Argentine, with her family, and the bereaved husband were all of the family who were able to be present at the services. They, with the absent son and daughter and relatives have the sympathy of all their old friends and neighbors in their bereavement. 

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