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Re: family info. sara jane vinsonhaler-tharp
Posted by: Kris Townsend (ID *****3174) Date: March 01, 2011 at 16:45:07
In Reply to: family info. sara jane vinsonhaler-tharp by matilda henry of 88

Hi Matilda,
Here is some information for you. Also check out findagrave.com There are a lot of Vinsonhalers there.
My great grandmother was Melissa Vinsonhaler, married to John Townsend. They are buried in Custer as well.
I'd like to get more information about Harvey and Maude and their kids, if possible. Please email me.
Thanks,
Kris Townsend
kat615@yahoo.com


Obituary of Sarah Jane (Vinsonhaler) Tharp
Source: Smith County Pioneer, 2/1936
"Obituary - Mrs. Tharpe"
Sarah Jane Vinsonhaler Tharpe the subject of this sketch, was born in Adams county, Ohio on
December 24, 1843 and died at her home near Bellaire, Kansas on February 12, 1936, having
lived a long and useful life. Her age was 92 years, 1 month and 19 days. with her during her last illness and at the time of her death were four sons and one daughter. In the year of 1866 she was married at her parental home near Clarinda, Iowa to John Allen Tharpe and to this union were
born six children, all of whom survive: Will, James, George, Clara and Harve all of the immediate vicinity and a daughter Helen of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

In 1873 the young husband and wife came to Kansas and home homestead a farm where they endured all the rigors and hardships of that early day life. The husband and father died at an early age, and practically all the rest of her life the mother was the center of her children's home life.

Converted at the age of sixteen, she led a true Christian life and instilled her faith in all of her children. During the last few years she was always seeking for more knowledge of her Lord and in her last illness together with her children she would sing and pray and read the Word of God. It
is doubtful whether any family ever existed that worshiped their mother more than this family. Her word was law and always respectfully obeyed.

Death held no fear for her and she expressed her desire to go to rest feeling that she was prepared to meet her Maker. during her prolonged illness her son, George was constantly at hand to attend to her every want and her other children gave her their devoted attention. Left to survive her and cherish her memory are here six children; two brothers, Bert Vinsonhaler of Huston,Idaho; John Vinsonhaler of Kansas City, Kansas and one sister, Mrs. Will Fowler of Eugene, Oregon; 21 grand children, 12 great grandchildren and many friends.

Funeral Services were held at the Custer Union church, Saturday afternoon, February 15, at 2:30, conducted by Rev. T. H. Parrott, pastor of the Smith Center Methodist church. Interment was made in the Custer cemetery.


Family Group Sheet for GEORGE VINSONHALER

Husband: GEORGE VINSONHALER

Birth: 10 Mar 1821 in ADAMS CO. OHIO

Death: 06 Jun 1907 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS

Marriage: 16 Mar 1843


Father: WILLIAM VINSONHALER

Mother: SARAH ANN AIKEN

Wife: MARGARET ANN BRYAN

Birth: 04 Sep 1820 in ROSS CO. OHIO

Death: 01 Mar 1904 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH COUNTY KANSAS


Father:

Mother:

Children:

1
Name: SARAH JANE VINSONHALER

F
Birth: 24 Dec 1843 in MAYHILL, OHIO


Death: 12 Feb 1936 in SMITH CO. KS-CUSTER CEMETERY


Marriage: 1866 in CLARINDA, PAGE CO. IOWA


Spouse: JOHN ALLEN THARP



2
Name: MAHALA SUSANN VINSONHALER

F
Birth: 28 Jul 1845 in HIGHLAND CO. OHIO


Death: 24 May 1904 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS


Marriage: 25 Dec 1867 in LUCAS CO. IOWA


Spouse: JOSEPH HENRY CLAY GRAY



3
Name: LUCY ILLIRE VINSONHALER

F
Birth: 02 Feb 1847 in OHIO


Death: 26 Dec 1928


Marriage: 30 Apr 1873 in TAYLOR CO. IOWA


Spouse: AARON MILLER



4
Name: THOMAS W. VINSONHALER

M
Birth: 21 Sep 1848


Death: 17 Nov 1854





5
Name: FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS (Uncle Joe) VINSONHALER

M
Birth: 05 Jul 1850 in MAY HILL, OHIO


Death: 26 Mar 1925 in Custer Cemetery, Smith Center, KS


Marriage: 05 Oct 1873 in CLARINDA, IOWA


Spouse: EMILY JANE WRIGHT



6
Name: GEORGE WASHINGTON VINSONHALER

M
Birth: 12 Mar 1852 in TERRA HAUTE, VIGO CO. INDIANA


Death: 27 Apr 1927 in CALIFORNIA


Marriage: 23 Nov 1875 in PORTERO RANCHO, SMITH CO. KS


Spouse: ELIZA ELSON



7
Name: JOHN T. WILSON VINSONHALER

M
Birth: 19 Feb 1854 in IOWA


Death: 28 May 1941 in KANSAS CITY, KS


Spouse: MARY JANE MILLER


8
Name: MARY ELLEN VINSONHALER

F
Birth: 14 Mar 1856 in ILLINOIS


Death: 22 Jul 1939 in EUGENE, OREGON


Spouse: GEORGE KESSLER


9
Name: ROBERT FRANKLIN VINSONHALER

M
Birth: 09 May 1859 in KNOX CO. IL


Death: 16 Jul 1921 in CUSTER CEMETERY, SMITH CO. KS


Spouse: MILLIE JANE WRIGHT



10
Name: DANIEL ALBERT (BERT) VINSONHALER

M
Birth: 13 Feb 1862 in CHARITON, LUCAS CO. IOWA


Death: 17 Sep 1948 in CANYON HILL CEMETERY, CALDWELL, IDAHO


Marriage: 29 Aug 1904


Spouse: BERTHA CAMERON PICARD




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