Giles Washington Rector Obituary


Giles Rector Died at His Home In Lamar, Friday Evening. Father of the Late Lud Rector Came To What Is Now Barton County in 1853 - At that time County had been Organized - There was no Lamar and The Indian Roamed The Country At Will - Funeral At Round Prairie, Sunday.

Giles Rector, who lived for seventy three years in Barton, County, died at his home on West First North Street, at 10:30 Friday evening, following an illness of a few weeks. He suffered from a caiahrral condition of the lungs, and a weak heart. His wife, who traveled the pathway beside him, for more than fifty six years, survives him. It was announced that the funeral party would leave the home at about 1l o'clock, Sunday afternoon, and proceed to the Round Prairie Church, east of Milford, there at 2 o'clock the funeral would be held, followed by interment in the Round Prairie Cemetery. The deceased was born, near Bowling Green, Kentucky, January 28th, 1851. His father Lud Rector, for many years Northeast Barton's best known pioneer, moved to Barton County in 1853, seventy three years ago, and settled on what is still known as the Lud Rector place on Horse Creek. This was four years before Barton County was organized, Lamar was unsettled. It is declared to have been twenty miles to the nearest neighbors, and the Indians still roamed at will over this section of the Southwest. February 6th, 1870, the deceased married Miss Lizzie Howard, who survives him with nine children. The later are Mrs. Frankie Rader of Okmulgee, Oklahoma; Jessie B. Rector, of Meeker, Colorado; Dick Rector, of Arendin, Kansas, Everett Rector, of Rangely, Colorado; Henry Rector, of Hillside in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan; Mrs. Cassie iiEfdBMW of Mulberry, Kansas, Mrs. Ethel Thornbrough, of Quinmo, Kansas; Logan Rector, in the state hospital, at Nevada and Mrs. Tommy Gully, of Boston, One son, Lud Rector was killed by a cavein at a coal mine, Amanda was burned to death, and another daughter, Victoria is also dead. Mrs. Rector had long been a member of the Harmony Baptist church. He spent his whole life in the Horse Creek country, until he moved to Lamar, eleven years ago.

Submitted by Phillip Rector on January 18, 2002.

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