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Re: Nightingales from Centralia, KS
Posted by: Dena Nightingale (ID *****7566) Date: July 16, 2007 at 03:53:36
In Reply to: Re: Nightingales from Centralia, KS by Kimberly Paul of 640

I really have nothing on the Weyer's so I'd appreciate everything you can give me. I'll start with Midred's parents and go from there:

John Charles Nightingale b. 02 Apr 1875 in Joliet, Illinois
d. 14 Apr 1930 in Corning, Nemaha County, Kansas

Married on 01 Jan 1900: Maude G. Leffingwell b. 22 Dec 1880 in Corning, Nemaha County, Kansas d. 06 June 1962

Children:
Lloyd Benjamin Nightingale b. 08 Mar 1912
Mildred E. Nightingale b. 03 Oct 1920
Harold R. Nightingale b. 14 Mar 1901
Virgil E. Nightingale b. 29 Jul 1917
Charles Nightingale

Obituary of John Charles Nightingale:
Obituary as printed in the Courier Tribune on Monday, April 21, 1930

John Charles Nightingale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Nightingale, was born in Joliet, Illinois, April 2, 1875, and passed away at his home north of Corning, April 14, 1930, aged 55 years, 12 days. He came to Kansas with his parents when he was three years of age and located at Centralia until the year 1900 when he was married to Miss Maude Leffingwell of Corning and they lived on the farm near Corning the remainder of his life. Mr. Nightingale was of English descent, his parents coming from England as young people. He enjoyed his home, not caring to go much but willing others should go if they wished. He leaves to mourn his passing, the wife, four sons, Harold of Corning; Charles, Santa Barbara, California; Lloyd and Virgil and one daughter, Mildred of the home; three grandchildren; five brothers, Edward, Wheaton, Kansas; Arthur and Fred, Centralia; Elmer and Clinton, Corning; two sisters, Mrs. W.E. McBratney and Mrs. J.E. Coulter, Centralia. One sister, Ida, died in 1902. There are also several nieces and nephews and other relatives and a host of friends to mourn the passing of this kindly man. The funeral was held Friday afternoon, April 18. There was a short service at the home followed by services at the Methodist church conducted by Rev. S.M. Yonally. Mrs. Will Hilbert presided at the piano. A quartet, Rev. E.H. Free, Freece Clark, Arthur Werner and Rev. Mr. Yonally sang, :Nearer My Got to Thee," "Jesus Lover of My Soul," "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder" and "Face to Face." Members of the S.B. A. of which Mr. Nightingale was a member, attended in a body. A profusion of beautiful flowers from relatives and friends and neighbors was mute tribute of the esteem in which he was held. The pallbearers were: Orville Hannum, Ed. Casey, Chester Welliever, Frank Mills, James Allison and Clark Hilbert. The burial was in the Corning Cemetery.

Burial is in Lot 197 in Corning Cemetery.

Obituary for Maude (Leffingwell) Nightingale as printed in the Courier-Tribune, Seneca, Kansas, Thursday, June 7, 1962.


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