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Passed Away Monday Night At
the Home of His Daughter
Mrs Poffenbarger

     James Ellis Tolle was born near Trenton, Mo., August 10, 1856. When a young man he moved to Clay county, Nebraska, and later to Kearney, Nebraska. About two years ago he went to Montana for his health but remained there a few months, soon returning to western Nebraska where he has been living the large part of the past two years.     For a number of years he has been troubled with leakage of the heart, and the past year has been fighting a cancer on the tongue. He passed wasy last Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs Poffenbarger in this city, aged 63 years, one month and five days
     His departure is mourned by his wife, three brothers and three sisters, and eight children: Rosencrans Tolle, Red Lodge, Montana; Bert Tolle, Clay Center, Nebraska; Mrs Della Poffenbarger, Bayard, Nebraska; Mrs Dora Johnson, red Lodge, Montana; Earl and Ward Tolle of Oshkosh, Nebraska, and Danny and Ellis, both living with their sister, Mrs Poffenbarger in Bayard.
     Mr Tolle joined the Adventist church at Fairfield, Nebraska, about 30 years ago, where he has since retained him membership.
     The funeral was conducted by Rev. E.M. Kendall at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and the remains interred in the Bayard cemetery.

September 1919 Bayard, Nebraska
Newspaper and exact date of publication not shown
Contributed by Jesse Canham



     Lila Jane Mastenson was born in Spencer County, Indiana, May 12, 1838, and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Gregory, of Smith Centre, Kansas, February 17, 1910, aged 71 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was married to Peter Sumner, January 23, 1860. This union was blessed with ten children, eight of whom survive her, and with two siters and three brothers and a host of friends mourn her departure. Early in life Mrs Sumner confessed her faith in Christ, and for about 56 years has been a consistent disciple of the meek and lowly Nazarene, holding membership in the Christian church. Elder A.W. Henry, the evangelist now conducting revival services at the Christian church and who is an old friend of the family, having preached the funeral of her husband four years ago, conducted a short funeral service at the home early Friday mornaing assisted by Pastor F.E. Blanchard, after which the remains were shipped to Fairfield, Nebraska, for interment, where they wait the resurrection morn.

     In behalf of the children and relatives of Delilah J. Sumner, who died February 17th, 1910, we desire to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted during her sickness and death.
J.C. Gregory

February 1910 Smith Center, Kansas
Newspaper and date not noted
Contributed by Jesse Canham.



     Marshall Tolle, son of William and Phoebe Tolle, was born in Starke County, Indiana, Aril 20th, 1844. He moved with his parents in his boyhood years to Grundy County, Missouri. The resided there until sometime after the Civil War. On August 6, 1862, he enlisted as a Volunteer in Company B, 23rd regiment of Infantry Missouri Volunteers, for three years. He was in the hospital for three months or more of the time of his service. He was discharged f rom the service at the close of the war, on June 10th, 1865.
     He was married to Rachel Constant near Trenton, in Grundy County, Missouri, on February 1st, 1866. They resided in the state of Missouri until the spring of 1873, when they came to Clay County, Nebraska, where he took out a homestead about ten miles North-east of Fairfield. Seven children were born to their union, one son and six daughters. Of these, the son died in infancy and one daughter passed away about twenty years ago. The resided on their homestead for ten years when they moved to a farm five miles east of Fairfield, where they lived until tewnty-two years ago when they moved to their home in West>     While they were stilll residing on the farm, Mr Tolle made the good confession of his faith in Christ and was buried with his Lord in Christian baptism and was first member of the country church which was organized near their home. He later united with the Clay Center Christian Church and upon their removal to Fairfield he transferred his membership to the Fairfield Christian Church of which he was a faithful and devoted attendant as long as he was able to attend the services. He loved the church and he loved his minister and the brethren and was anxiously concerned for the progress of the cause.
     For the past five years his health was failing gradually and his physical strength grew weaker. During December, 1921, he was in Hastings, Nebraska, where he underwent an operaion in the hope that his health might be improved. He returned to his home in Fairfield in January 1922, since which time he was almost a constant care to his faithful and devoted wife.
     Mr Tolle was of a quiet, retiring disposition, and bore his sufferings manfully. He was a true and devoted husband, a knid, loving and indulgent father, a faithful brother and friend and a good neighbor. He passed out of this life into the life beyond on the morning of January 15th, 1923 at 1:15 o'clock, surrounded by his wife and a few of his near neighbors and friends. HE awaits the coming of his faithful and devoted wife, his daughters, Mrs Alice Headley of Seattle, Washington; Mrs Ida Myatt of Bellingham, Washington; Mrs Claudie Harvison of Leeds, South Dakota; Mrs Jennie Shane of Atkinson, Nebraska, and Mrs Pearl Turner of Hastings, Nebraska, and of his brothers Joseph Tolle of Norcatur, Kansas and Dan Tolle of Galt, Missouri, and his sisters, Mrs SArah Jane Prall of Spokane, Washington and Mrs Ellen Neal of Smith Center, Kansas, and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.
     The funeral services will be conducted at the Fairfield Christian Church, by the minister T.A. Lindenmeyer, Friday, January 19th. Interment will be in the Edgar cemetery.

January 1923 Clay County, Nebraska
Name and date of newspaper not noted
Contributed by Lora Arnold and also by Diane Gladson



     Lucy Jane, daughter of Elisha A. and Ellen H. Cowhick, was born in Sullivan county, Mo. December 20th 1841 and died at her home in the township in which she was born Oct. 22 1902, aged 60 years, 10 months and 2 days.
     She was married to Daniel Tolle on the 1st day of October 1865. To them were born 11 children 6 of whom have preceeded her to the spiritland, 5 dying in infancy, one growing up to manhood, Robby who passed from his eartly to his heavenly home during the summer of 1901.
     Lucy was a devoted christian, a faithful, loving wife, a kind and affectionate mother who will be sadly missed to the home circle, and her many friends whom her kind acts and loving nature had attrected to her. She died in the full triumphs of a living faith, to meet her dear friends who have gone on before, where death never enters and no sad farewells are heard. Funeral services by J.S. Todd and burial at Lindley Oct 23, 1902.
J.T. Cowhick

October 1902
Name and date of newspaper not noted
Contributed by Lora Arnold and also by Diane Gladson

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