Clark County Clipper, September 20, 1928

(Ella B. Whinery-Broadie)

Died, in Kinsley, Kansas, Tuesday, September 4th, 1928, Mrs. J. E. Broadie, aged 73 years, 11 months, and 26 days.

Ella B. Whinery, daughter of Nathan and Mary Whinery, was born in Warren county, Indiana, September 8th, 1854, and spent her early life in the vicinity of her birth, September 5th, 1875, she was united in marriage with John E. Broadie.  Later they came to eastern Kansas where they remained for a time.  In 1886 they came to Clark county, settling southeast of Ashland near where Frank York now lives.  Here they endured all the trials and hardships that befell the settlers during those trying days.  Here was a quiet, preserving and energetic family and as the years passed they accumulated some of the substantial things of this life.  Some years ago they disposed of their holdings in this county and located on a farm in Sumner county.  In 1916 they retired from farming and established a home in Oxford.  Two years ago they moved to Kinsley, where their son, Wilber, resides.

To this union three sons were born of whom Burton O., of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Wilber E. of Kinsley survive.  The other child died in infancy at Howard, Kansas.

Many years ago Mr. and Mrs. Broadie united with the Methodist church and have ever since been active in all church work.  Mrs. Broadie's life is an inspiration both to her family and friends.  She was a devoted Christian worker with a high standard of morality and virtue.  As a neighbor and friend she was unsurpassed in unselfish service.  She has been in failing health for several years and on the day before her death she suffered a paralytic stroke from which rendered her unconscious, a condition from which she did not rally.  Had she lived until Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Broadie could have celebrated their 53rd. wedding anniversary.

Eight years ago Mr. Broadie suffered a stroke from which he has not fully recovered.  During this time he has been lovingly cared for by his beloved companion and none will miss her kindly presence as much as he.

Surviving this good Christian pioneer woman are in addition to her invalid husband and the sons named, five grandchildren, two brothers, Rev. Walter V. Whinery, Cheney, Kansas, David A. Whinery, Libanon, Oregon, one sister, Mrs. S. F. Broadie, Ashland, Kansas, many nephews, nieces and a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn her departure.

The old time neighbors and friends of this family in Clark county will read this sketch with real sorrow and their sympathy is extended to the surviving relatives.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 1, 2005.


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