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October 30, 1913, Carthage Democrat:


Well Known Farmer Is a Victim of Pneumonia Wednesday Funeral Friday

S. W. Wharton 79 years old, and a widely known farmer died at his home three miles west of Carthage on the Oak street road shortly before noon Wednesday. Death was due to pneumonia. He had only been sick since Sunday night.

Mr. Wharton has been a resident of this vicinity for 25 years. He served as a Union soldier in the civil war and held the rank of Lieutenant. He was born in Richmond, Va., and remained there during the early part of his life until he moved to Wheeling, West Va. He was married to Elizabeth Bruner of that city in 1857 and on last Wednesday - one week before his death - they celebrated their 56th anniversary.

He is survived by the widow and two children, Mrs. J. M. McCullough who made her home with her parents and J. F. Wharton of Parsons Kans. all of whom were present at his death. Another son W. N. Wharton who died several years ago served three terms here as county superintendent of schools.

He had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since he was 14 years old and had always taken an active part of the affairs of that institution. Funeral Services will be held at the residence Friday. Burial will be in Park cemetery.

October 31, 1913, Carthage Democrat:

Funeral of S. W. Wharton
Services Held at the Home, West of Carthage, This Morning.

Four ministers officiated at the funeral of S. W. Wharton, who died Wednesday, held this morning at the home two and a half miles west of Carthage. Rev. Dr. W. F. Jones, superintendent of the Methodist Episcopal church, Carthage district, preached the sermon.

Rev. Dr. Samuel Blair, pastor of the First M. E. church of this city, Rev. Charles Henson, of Carthage, and Rev. Mr. Requa, of Oronogo, also Methodist minister, offered prayers and contributed scriptural readings. The services were largely attended.

F. A. Hubbard, Z. T. Russell, William Smith, E. Laupher, H. C. Curtis and J. H. Douglas were the pallbearers.

November 1, 1913, Carthage Democrat:

Mrs. Elizabeth E. Wharton and children wish to thank their numerous friends for the many acts of kindness during the recent illness and death of S. W. Wharton; also for the many beautiful floral offerings.

Frank Wharton left for his home in Parsons, Kansas, Sunday, after a few days stay in this vicinity. He and his wife were called here by the death of his father, S. W. Wharton.

Note: Silas W. Wharton was born in Richmond, Virginia. He later moved to Wheeling, West Virginia where he met and married Elizabeth Ellen Bruner, of that city. They moved near Sedalia, Missouri in 1877, later settling in Jasper Co., near Carthage, Missouri, about 1887 or 1888, and farmed there. Their daughter Mary Alice Wharton married James McHenry McColloch in 1878 and lived in Sedalia, Missouri, finally settling in Oronogo and Carthage, Missouri. Their son Frank Wharton and his family settled in Parsons, Kansas, while their other son William N. Wharton and his family settled in Carthage, Missouri.  It appears that many of Silas Whartons, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles moved from West Virginia, to the Johnson County Missouri area. (See Missouri farm of Silas and Elizabeth Wharton) (More about the Whartons and their daughter Mary Alice McColloch here and the Webb City, home of Mary Alice McColloch and Elizabeth Wharton here)

By: Liz (Frankel) Gunderson

Silas W and Elizabeth Wharton in tree . . .

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