Buried in the notebook of BRILES items received from Mildred Barby are photocopies of obituaries. Since these may not be available online, I’m sharing a page of them here.
William Earl Briles, eldest son of Nathan and Susan Briles, was born October 5, 1882 at Fredonia, Kansas, and died August 9, 1945 at his home in Liberal, Kansas, at the ages of 62 years 10 months 4 days.
When he was seventeen years of age, with his parents he moved form Fredonia to Custer County, Oklahoma and lived there until he was twenty-one years of age, when he came to Beaver County, Oklahoma and homesteaded, filing his claim on November 3, 1903, there enduring the hardships of an early settler.
On December 3, 1905 he was married to Miss Ella Wininger of Burma, Oklahoma. To this union six children were born, one having preceded him in death in 1913.
He is survived by his widow and five children, namely: William N., Meade, Kansas; glen W., Dombey, Okla.; Esten C., Olathe, Colo.; Emeline s. Burnes, Liberal, Kansas; and John M. Briles, Mexico, Mo. He also leaves five brothers: Lon of Dombey, Oklahoma; Melo of Albany, Oregon; Ernest, of Tulsa, Okla.; Floren, of Inyokern, Calif.; of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Elizabeth Rogers, of Humansville, Mo., and Flossie smith, of Lawrence, Kansas; and nine grandchildren.
[At] the age of twenty-eight he became a [Chri]stian and lived a devout life, having preached the Gospel for over twenty years.
In 1903 he and his mother, who was also a minister established the SOuthside Church of God in Liberal, Kansas. He has also done evangelistic work in nine states since that time, and up until the time he was taken ill eighteen months ago.
He will be greatly missed in his home by his loved ones, and in the community by his friends; no one else will be able to take his palce.
Funeral services were held at the Southside Church of God in Liberal on Sunday, August 12, at 120:30 a.m,, conducted by Bro. Roland Tombleson of Lamar, Colorado.
Another service was held at 3:30 p.m., on the same day at the Union Center Church twenty-five miles southwest of Liberal, in charge of Bro. E. H. Atherton, assisted by Bro. Manning.
We shall meet him again on the morning of the First Resurrection.
Rev. John Briles
Wheatridge. Colo. —
Word has been received of the death of a former Liberal resident, Rev. John Briles, who died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1985 at the Luthern Hospital in Denver, Colo.
Born July 14, 1920 at Adams, Okla., he lived in Liberal for several years and was employed at the J. C. Penney Store.
he had pastored the church at Arvada, Colo., for over 25 years.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, two grandchildren; one brother, Glen Briles, Adams; and one sister, Emeline Burnes Goodrick, Liberal.
Deaths and Funerals
Noah M. Briles
Noah M. Briles, brother of Mrs. Grant Smith of Lawrence, died October 21 at Clinton, Okla., at the age of 42 years. Death was due to a heart attack. Funeral services will be held in Clinton Friday.
He is also survived by another sister, Mrs. Ray Rogers Humansville, Mo., and four brothers, Leo Briles, Bomber, Okla., Milo Briles, Albany, Ore., Florrin Briles, Houston, Tex. and Ernest Briles, Oskaloosa, [Ia]
Noah M. Briles Dies in Oregon of Hearth Attack
Funeral services will be held here for Noah M. Briles, 41, former Clinton resident who died Saturday night in Albany, Ore., after a heart attack. His death occurred at the home of a brother, J. M. Briles.
Date of the service had not been decided this afternoon, Kern and Schneider funeral home reported.
For 10 years Briles was the Clinton representatives for Home State Lie Insurance Co. He was employed at the Clinton naval a[ir] station during its construction For the past two years he had been in defense work in California. Briles spent a month here visiting relatives and friends about four weeks ago.
Survivors include his wife and several brothers and sisters.
Briles Services Scheduled Friday
Funeral services for Noah M. Briles, who died Saturday in Albany, Ore., from a heart attack will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kern and Schneider Funeral home chapel.
Rev. Edwin W. Parker, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate, and burial will be in the Clinton cemetery.
Survivors include his widow, four brothers, J. M. Briles, Albany; F. D. Briles, Houston, Tex., Lon Briles, Dombey, and Ernest Briles, Oskaloossa, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Smith, Lawrence, Kans., and Mrs. Lizzie Rogers, Humansville, Mo.