Monday, August 6, 2012

Amanuensis Monday - Obituary - Maurine Goodrum

Excerpted from the book "Mayfield: Then & Now" by Elaine Evans Clark and Sherry Stocking Kline, published in 2003.

Maurine Goodrum, 70, Mayfield, died at her home early Sunday. Her death was unexpected.  

She was born Aug. 7, 1893 in rural Mayfield and had been a resident of that community all her life.  She was a member of the Mayfield Federated Church.

Survivors include a son, Vernon E. Goodrum, Mayfield; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Federated Church in Mayfield.  The Rev. Robert Hazen will officiate.  

Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the family home in Mayfield from 5 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Amanuensis Monday - Obituary of Frederick C. Stayton - Mayfield: Then & Now

Stayton, Frederick C., son of George C. and Elizabeth Stayton, was born near Bowling Green, Kentucky on January 3, 1880, and departed this life October 19, 1955, at a local hospital in Wellington, Kansas, at the age of 75 years 10 months and 16 days.

He came to Sumner County, Kansas, with his parents in August of 1883, and they located on a farm 3 miles west of Mayfield where he spent his youth and early manhood.

He was united in marriage on March 26, 1902, to Miss Mabel Gilbert of Mayfield.  To this union were born six children, two of whom preceded him in death.

In early youth he was baptized and united with the Baptist Church of Mayfield, later joining the Methodist Church in which he remained faithful until his death.

For forty years, he lived on the farm one mile north and 1 1/2 miles west of Mayfield where he was engaged in farming and buying of livestock.

In November of 1949, he, with his wife, moved to the present home in Mayfield.  He is survived by his wife Mabel, two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Twyman of Ottawa, Kansas, and Mrs. Dorothy Wade of Mayfield; two sons, George of Winfield, Kansas, and Roy of Mayfield; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry of Anson, Kansas; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Clark, of Mayfield; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Excerpted from "Mayfield: Then & Now".  To order a book, click here.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mayfield: Then & Now - It All Started with an Antique Quilt!

"Mayfield: Then & Now"

"Mayfield: Then & Now," the book, owes its existence to the curiosity surrounding the many names on an antique quilt given to Larry and Elaine Clark!  You can see a photograph of that quilt right here, and read the story of how the book got its start.  

Bound in beautiful, leather-textured blue with gold accents, "Mayfield: Then & Now" is an heirloom quality book that you will be proud to own, and proud to hand down to your children.  (Better yet, buy each of them one!)

Weighing in at a hefty 5.2 pounds, the book is a family historian/genealogist's dream!  With 540 pages that spans generations of individual memories, history, family history, and local lore, it's a fun way to learn more about your family's (or ancestor's home town).

Most family histories include family trees, and a few have as many as seven generations!
Add to that 752 one-of-a-kind photographs and a 39 page index loaded with family names and the book is a must-have for anyone with ties to Mayfield.

Weight:              5.2 pounds
Pages:               540 pages
Photographs:    752
Index:                  39 pages

Filled with area history, tall tales and true, personal memories, family history, and one-of-a-kind family photographs, "Mayfield: Then & Now" has something for everyone!

For ordering information or to print out an order form, Click Here.