Mrs. Annie Shuck Last Saturday morning, Judge J. S. Shuck received a dispatch from his daughter at Jacksonville, Florida, an- nouncing the sad news of Mrs. Shuck's death at that city the evening before. Mrs. Shuck, who for the past two or three years has been in feeble health, last fall, accompanied by her daughter, Iva, went to Florida to spend the winter in the hope that the dread disease, con- sumption, might be arrested in that climate. Her health did not improve, as was hoped, but on the contrary she became worse as the winter advanced, and a few days ago she started for home with the desire to see her loved family once more before her death. She had waited too long, and a few minutes after her arrival at Jacksonville she died. Miss Iva brought the remains home, where she arrived on Tuesday of this week. The funeral occurred at Judge Shuck's residence at 2 o'clock p m. of the same day, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. S. L. Al- lison who had kindly met Miss Shuck at Kansas City and accompanied her home. The W.R.C., of which the deceased was an honored member, attended the funeral in a body. Mrs. Shuck, whose maiden name was Annie Barron, was born at Leeds, Eng- land, in 1849. September 9, 1869, she was married to her now bereaved hus- band, J.S. Shuck. They continued to live in Illinois until 1872, when they moved to Minnesota, and ten years later to Nebraska, where they lived until 1887, when they moved to this city, where they have since resided. The deceased was converted and joined the Baptist church when a young girl. After her marriage she united with the Presbyterian church, in which she lived and labored in her modest, but earnest way, until disease rendered her incapable of active work. Mrs. Shuck leaves four children, Iva, 22 years old; Eda, 19; Warren, 17 and Gordon, 14. Oliver, the eldest died at the age of three and a half years. Mrs. Shuck was a good woman, a faithful helpmate to her husband, and a loving mother to her children. None except those who have experienced a like affliction can begin to realize the loss and bereavement that overshadows this sorrowful home. A large number of sympathetic neighbors and friends manifested their respect for the de- ceased and sympathy for the family by attending the funeral. The Holton Recorder (Jackson County) Holton, KS Vol XXX, No 1, Pg. 8 Thurs, 11 Mar 1897. The Kansas History Center Topeka KS Microfilm H482 6 Jun 1998 ------------------------------------- Obituary Announcement was made last week of the death of Mrs. J.S. Shuck, at Jack- sonville, Florida, and the bringing of her remains home for burial. Mrs. Shuck, whose maiden name was Annie Barron, was born at Leeds, Eng- land, in 1849. September 8, 1869, she was married to her now bereaved hus- band, J.S. Shuck. They continued to live in Illinois until 1872, when they moved to Minnesota, and ten years later to Nebraska, where they lived until 1887, when they moved to this city, where they have since resided. The deceased was converted and joined the Baptist church when a young girl. After her marriage she united with the Presbyter- ian church, in which she lived and labored in her modest, but earnest way, until disease rendered her incapable of ac- tive work. Mrs. Shuck leaves four child- ren, Iva, 22 years old; Eda, 19; Warren, 17, and Gordon, 14. Oliver, the eldest, died at the age of three and a half years. The history of the life of the deceased can be expressed no more definitely, or in more praiseworthy terms than to say that she was devoted to her family. A pure christian, an affectionate wife and mother, her highest aim was the good of those surrounding her, and she leaves a blessed memory to assuage the grief of those to whom she was so dear. ------------------------------ Resolutions of Condolence HODTON, Kans., March 10, 1897 WHEREAS, in the Providence of God, He has called to Himself our sister and co-worker, Mrs. Anna Shuck, and whereas, she was for some time secretary of our organization, faithfully perform- ing her duties and in every position was a devoted and useful member, in counsel wise and judicious, in sympathy tender and practical, in benevolence generous and constant, thereford, be it RESOLVED, by the members of the Woman's Relief Corps that in the death of Sister shuck we have lost a faithful member, her husband and children an affectionate wife and loving mother, and that we herewith tender the afflicted family our heartfelt sympathy, and pray God to comfort and sustain them in this great affliction. RESOLVED, that our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days and that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the journal of our society and that copies also be given to the family and to the papers for publication. Mrs. G. H. Clarke, Mrs. Annie Miller, Mrs. E. A. Teer ------------------------------------- Mrs. Anna Shuck Anna Barron was born at Leeds, England, in 1849. She came to Amer- ica, and on September 9th, 1869, she was married to J. S. Shuck. They lived in Illinois until the year 1872, when they went to Minnesota, and about ten years later they moved west, to Nebraska. In 1887, she with her husband and family came to Hol- ton. For several years past she had been suffering with pulmonary troub- les and would spend part of the sum- mer in the north and the winter in the south. Thinking relief would again come by a trip south and that her health would improve, she, in compa- ny with her oldest daughter, Iva, went to Florida last fall, but they were disapplinted, as Mrs. Shuck gradually failed though at times she did seem better. Seeing that the end was near and linging to see her husband and children at home once more, she and her daughter started for home, sending a telegram to the loved ones at home at the time of starting, announcing their coming but a few hours afterward they re- ceived the sad news that "Mother died at Jacksonville, Florida." The remains were at once sent to Holton, where they arrived last Tuesday noon. Rev. Allison conducted the funeral services at the residence, on New Jer- sey avenue, Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Shuck was a talented lady, a devoted mother and an affectionate wife. She leaves a sorrowing husband and four children, two daughters, Iva and Eda, and two sons, Warren and Gordon. Mrs. Shuck was an active worker in the Woman's Relief Corps and the ladies of that society attended the funeral in a body. Mr. Shuck and family have the sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement. ------------------------------------- A Sad Home Coming, Our community was shocked on last Saturday morning to learn that Mrs. J. S. Shuck had died at Jacksonville, Florida, on the evening previous. Last fall Mrs. Shuck, who was afflicted with consumption, went to Florida, accom- panied by her daughter, Iva, and has been at Daytona in that state for several months. On Friday, the[y] started on the homeward trip, but at Jacksonville Mrs. Shuck died. The remains were brought home by her daughter and arrived yes- terday. The funeral was held in the afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Alli- son. An obituary will be published next week. ------------------------------------- Rev. S. L. Allison went to Kansas City, Monday to meet Miss Iva Shuck, who was expected to arrive there Mon- day with the remains of her mother who died suddenly at Jacksonville, Florida, on her return home. ------------------------------------- Another Old Veteran Gone J.S. Shuck was born in Henry county, Kentucky, Sept. 26, 1837, but at a very early age moved with his parents to Johnson county, Indiana, where he re- ceived his early education. At the age of 21 he became assistant teacher in the Hopewell Academy and afterwards taught school in other places. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Com- pany E, 7th Regiment, Indiana volun- teers and continued with it until it was dissolved, when he was transferred to the 20th Regument, Indiana volunteers and was discharged in June, 1865. After his discharge he took a course of law at Bloomington. Ill., then mov- ed to Mason City, Ill, where he began the practice of law. In 1869 he was married to Miss Anna Barrow [sic] and they moved to Worthing- ton, Minn., where he continued the practice of law, and was elected to a county office, but on account of poor health was obliged to resign. Hither he moved to Mantorville, Minn., and edited a newspaper for some years. He was elected county clerk and served for two terms. In 1882 he moved his family to Ful- lerton, Neb., where he again edited a newspaper. In June 1888 he moved to Holton and for years, on account of poor health, was out of business. In 1896 he was elected probate judge, but resigned in November, 1897, on account of failing health. Four children survive him, one hav- ing died at the age of three years. A little over a year ago his wife, who had been in failing health for some years died in Florida, where she had gone the previous autumn with the hope of benefit. This bereavement bore very heavily upon Mr. Shuck and doubtless hastened his death. Mr. Shuck was a member of the Pres- byterian church and was a consistent Christian gentleman. He was also a member of the Grand Army of the Re- public, and the members of that pa- triotic order together with the W. R. C., conducted the funeral exerciese. His pastor, Rev. S. L. Allison, attend- ed to the religious part of the funeral services. The children, who by this bereave- ment are left without earthly father or mother, are Iva, Edith, Gordon and Warren, the latter of whom has just graduated from the Holton High School. They have the sympathy of this entire community and they deserve and should have all the assistance neighbors and friends can render them in their present bereavement and afflic- tion. The Holton Recorder (Jackson County) Holton, KS Vol XXXI, No 12, Pg. 8 Thurs, 26 May 1898 The Kansas History Center Topeka KS Microfilm H483 6 Jun 1998 ------------------------------------- Death of Judge Shuck J.S. Shuck, ex-probate judge of Jack- son county, died at his home in this city early Monday morning, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon under the auspices of the G. A. R. and conducted by the Rev. S. L. Allison. A full obituary will be given next week. ------------------------------------- Judge Shuck J. S. Shuck, whose death we re- corded last week, was born in Henry County, Kentucky, September 26, 1837. At a very early age he moved with his parents to Johnson County, Indi- ana; where he received his early edu- cation. At the age of 21 he became assistant teacher in the Hopewell Academy and afterward taught school in other places. In August 1862, he enlisted in Company E, 7th Regiment Indiana volunteers, in which regi- ment he served until it was dissolved, when he was transferred to the 20th Regiment Indiana volunteers, where he served until its discharge in June, 1865. After his discharge he took a course of law at Bloomington, Ill., where he began the practice of law. In 1869 Mr. Shuck was married to Miss Anna Barron and they moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where he continued the practice of law. Here he was elected to a prominent county office, which he was compelled to re- sign on account of poor health. He afterward moved to Mantorville, Minnesota, where he edited a news- paper for a few years. While in Man- torville he was elected county clerk, which office he filled to two years. In 1882 he moved with his family to Fullerton, Nebraska, where he again became engaged in Journalism. In June 1888, Mr. Shuck with his family moved to Holton, Kas., where, hoping to recuperate in health he re- tired from business for a few years. In 1896 he was elected Probate Judge of Jackson Coiunty, but ill health again compelled his resignation which took place in November, 1897. Four children survive him one hav- ing died at the age of three years. Judge Shuck was a member of the Presbyterian church and was in every sense a true Christian. ------------------------------------- Death of J. S. Shuck Monday morning the announcement was made that a 1 a. m., J. S. Shuck, ex-probate judge of this county, had passed away. The news of his death was a surprise, as while it was known that his health was very poor, his death was not expected. Mr. Shuck was born in Henry county, Kentucky, in 1837, and at an early age removed to Indiana, where he attended the common schools, and when the re- bellion broke out, he enlisted in the 7th Indiana volunteer infantry. He served through the war and at its close took up the study of law. He was admitted in 1867, and practiced his profession in In- dinana, Minnesota and Nebraska. For a time he was engaged in editing a news- paper. About ten years ago he came to Jackson county, and in 1896 was elected probate judge, which office he held for one year when on account of his poor health he resigned. Something over a year ago his wife died in Florida, where she had gone for her health. Mr. Shuck was a member of the Pres- byterian church and a consistent chris- tian. He was a good citizen, strong in his convictions of what was right. His usefulness had been much impaired by his broken health. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. Allison, and under the auspices of Will Wendell post, G. A. R., of which he was a member. He leaves four chil- dren, two sons and two daughters, the youngest now about fifteen years old. ------------------------------------- Judge Shuck is Dead. J. S. Shuck died at his home in this city last Monday morning at 1 o'clock aged 61 years. The funeral was held at the residence, 2 o'clock p. m. Tues- day, under the auspices of Will Wen- dell Post G. A. R. of which Mr. Shuck was an honored member. The ser- vices were conducted by Rev. Allison, whose remarks were addressed especial- ly to the bereaved family, and were fraught with excellent advice. Ap- propriate music was furnished by the Holton Male quartet. The remains were buried in the Holton cemetery. We are promised a more extended obituary for next week.
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