Taylor Elliott Irvine
Grandchildren Shelby Stack, Bobby &
With grandsons Bobby Reed and Shelby Stack (ca1905)
A.T. Irvine, the mother of Mrs. W.C. Lansdon of this city died at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Stack in
, last night at twelve o’clock of heart failure.
She had been in very frail health for a long time and a fatal
termination of her illness was not unexpected.
Irvine was the widow of Colonel W.A. Irvine, a distinguished confederate
soldier who was an officer in Morgan’s famous cavalry corps.
and Mrs. Irvine came to
in pioneer days and were among the first settlers at Pawnee Rock in
. For many months Mrs. Irvine
was the only white woman at Pawnee Rock.
Colonel Irvine died about 10 years ago and is buried at Fort.
Irvine left five children to mourn her death; Mrs. W.C. Lansdon of Salina,
Mrs. Robert Stack of
, Mrs. A.S. Reed of Cushing Ok., William Irvine of Kansas City, Mo., and
Miss Katheryn Irvine of Woodworth, La.
She was a woman of remarkably strong character, great intellectual
ability and extremely lovable disposition.
from the Fort Scott Monitor -
postmasters of Pawnee Rock
29] I practically grew up in the Pawnee Rock
post office. Mom worked behind the counter, selling stamps and
helping postmaster Roger Unruh sort the mail. Before Dad got the
permanent job of carrying the rural mail, he was the fill-in guy
behind Virgil Smith.
-- and this was long before the super-serious-security days in
which we live -- Cheryl and I would get to help sort the mail into
the mailboxes and the outgoing bags. (If you got the wrong mail in
those days, I apologize.)
a visit to the post office this month, I wondered aloud who all
the postmasters had been. And lo, Merita Rice pulled out a framed
they are. Note that the post office has been open for 134 years
and 1 day.
M. Jackson -- August 28, 1872
-- April 24, 1873
R. Logan -- April 6, 1875
P. Leitner -- December 22, 1876
M. Jenks -- March 14, 1879
W. Metcalf -- August 25, 1880
N. Barrett -- May 14, 1883
M. Miller -- August 25, 1885
Miller -- March 31, 1886
W. Vosburg -- July 3, 1889
Daniels -- May 20, 1893
A. Francis -- June 23, 1897
H. King -- November 28, 1914
M. McKetchnie -- May 2, 1916
Houdyshell -- August 19, 1921
Dean Ross -- March 4, 1936
K. Converse -- January 20, 1940
L. Smith -- August 6, 1957
R. Unruh -- May 22, 1958
Joan Smith -- October 6, 1979
Smith -- February 23, 1991
A. Pechanec -- May 4, 2002
1868 Madison County Marriages - W. A. and Annie T.(Elliot)
1880 US Census Arkansas - William, Annie, correct kids
Pension Application - 477.363 - 957.061