This clipping was photo-copied some years ago, and does not credit the original paper or date:
Mr. Eli Shaver of Beaver died at his home Tuesday evening Feb. 13, 1917 about six o'clock following a severe case of pneumonia from which he did not have strength enough to rally. He would be 84 years old the 4th of March 1917.
The Deceased was born in Ohio on March 4th 1833 and was married at the age of 21. In 1867 they moved to Missouri, in 1883 located on a farm near Kackley which place has been his home to the present time.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at Kackley Thursday afternoon where he has been a faithful member for a number of years past, and the remains laid to rest in the family lot in the Courtland cemetery followed by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.
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Had Mr. Shaver lived till March 4, he would have celebrated his 84th birthday anniversary. Mr. Shaver was born in Gallia County Ohio, March, 1833 and at the age of twenty-one years he was married to Miss Diantha Hampton. In 1867 they moved to Missouri, remaining there for thirteen years. In 1880 the family moved two miles northwest of Kackley, where they have made their home for the past thirty-six years. Mr. Shaver was a successful farmer, having considerable land and town property. He is well known in Republic County.
Eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Shaver, two of whom have preceeded them. Mrs. Shaver died in April 1913, at the age of 75 years. The children who are left to mourn are William H. Shaver of this city, Orland Shaver of Courtland, Mary Harman of St. Joseph, George W. Shaver of Wichita, Thomas J. Shaver of Courtland, Charles N. Shaver of Goldhill, Ore., Della V. Erickson of Norway, Hattie Hedges and John Shaver of Kackley.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Kackley, Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Berry of Concordia, and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the Courtland cemetery.
---------------- Another related clipping prefaced by :First published in the Democrat Feb. 21, 1917.-4t
NOTICE OF HEARING TO PROBATE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
In the Probate Court of Republic County, Kansas:
In the matter of the estate of Eli Shaver, deceased.
To William H. Shaver, Orlando Shaver, Mary Harman, George W. Shaver, Thomas J. Shaver, Charles N. Shaver, Della V, Erickson, John Shaver, Hattie Hedges, Laura Raymond, known hears at law of Eli Shaver, deceased and all others concerned:
You will take notice that an instrument purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Eli Shaver, deceased has been filed in this court; that a hearing will be held on the 22nd day of March, A. D. 1917, at 2 o'clock P. M. in the office of the Judge of said Court in Belleville, Kansas, for the purpose of determining whether said instrument shall be admitted to probate and record; and at which time you may appear and be heard in respect thereto.
Witness my hand and seal, this 19th day of February, A. D. 1917.
E. M. CRANE, Probate Judge