John Lee Church

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John Lee Church

Birthplace: Dade County, Missouri, United States
Death: December 22, 1943 (73)
Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas, United States
Place of Burial: Lawton, Cherokee County, Kansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Jackson Church, Sr. and Charlotta "Lottie" Church
Husband of Adelia "Dea" Church
Father of Willard Howard Church
Brother of William Burg Church; Andrew "Andy" Church, Jr.; Raymond Howard Church and Lena Mabel Merrick

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About John Lee Church

Born to Andrew J. and Charlotta "Lottie" (Burg) Church. 1 of 5 children.

Came to Kansas with parents in a covered wagon in December of 1878. Settled on a Farm three and one-half miles North of Crestline on Military Road

extracted from "Relatively Seeking" Vol. XVIII No. 2, Columbus Kansas, Cherokee County Kansas, Genealogical-Historical Society, Inc.:

The Modern Light, Thursday , April 17, 1902, page 1, Col. 1-2, extracted by Clione Bieber:

"The East Side of the County" as seen by our Special Correspondent.: Page 93

J.L. Church, son of Andrew Church, lives just South of Rawling's Chapel, (Built on the farm of Reverend James Rawlings) where he owns 100 acres of land, and farms it well; has out 25 acres of Flax and says he will get $18 an acre out of it; has been experimenting with rape. The ground is broken loosely, not necessarily deep, and gotten in finest shape; broadcast 3 pounds of rape seed to 6 acres, and harrow lightly. In six weeks it will be three inches high and ready for pasture. It will stand unusually heavy pasturing and fatten fast, being especially good for hogs.

Resided in Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA

Operated a Restaurant and a Grocery Store in Lawton for 20 years before selling out and coming to Columbus to become under sheriff under sheriff Dick Helman serving during the mid 1930's

John Lee was an Under Sheriff (Constable) in Cherokee County, Kansas from 1923-1927.... In the 1920's John and Adelia "Dea" served as Probate Juvenile Officers for two terms. Serving as an Officer for 16 years and a Constable for 10 years. Part of their job was to transport abandoned and orphan children to the shelter (near Columbus) Willard "Howard" was their only child that lived to adulthood.

Lived in Carl Junction, Missouri in 1910. Lived in Columbus in 1939

Severely ill for several months with a heart ailment. Life Member of the ATA and IOOF Lodges. IOOF Lodge no. 476 (Crestline, Cherokee Co.)

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John Lee Church's Timeline

August 4, 1870
Dade County, Missouri, United States
May 5, 1893
Cherokee County, Kansas, United States
December 22, 1943
Age 73
Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas, United States
Old Pleasant View Cemetery, Lawton, Cherokee County, Kansas, United States