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THE LEEDEY TIMES, Leedey, Oklahoma, Thursday, May 24, 1923, Front Page


Joseph Basler was born in St. Genevie County, Missouri, December 2, 1845. He was united in marriage to Miss Gedeley, to this union five children were born, three boys and two girls of which three, two boys, Joseph of Moorewood (OK) and Laurence of Butler (OK), and one daughter, Mrs. Cecelia Jones of Tuttle, Oklahoma survive him. His wife preceeded him to the great beyond in 1876.

He was united in a second marriage to Mrs. Katherine Hammord April 1877. This second union was born Mrs. Lena Williams and Isador Basler, both of whom are living.

He with his family moved to Laurance County, Arkansas and from there to Canadian County, Oklahoma, and from there to Custer County, in 1900, where he has since resided.

He was taken ill April 23 and removed to the hospital in Clinton (OK) where he was operated on. Pneumonia fever set up proving fatal on the 11th day of May. Two sons, and one grandson and one son-in-law, Johnnie Williams, were at his bedside when he passed away. Grandpa was a loving and devoted husband, kind and gentle father, and a helpful friend to everyone, realizing that is the only way to inherit eternal life.

He leaves a wife, five children, a number of grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his death. Funeral services were held by Rev. W. S. Fred and interment made at Rhea cemetery, May 13, 1923.

The Leedey Times, Leedey, Oklahoma, Thursday, June 5, 1923, Page 4, Column 3


Mrs. Kathrine Basler was born August 8, 1844 and died May 30, 1924 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena Williams of Rhea.
She was married to Joseph Basler' in 1877 and to this union was born two children: Mrs. Johnie Williams of Rhea, and Dora Basler of Eureka Neighborhood. Mrs. Basler had felt for some time that the end was near and said that she was ready to go. She prayed daily for the Lord to come and take her home. Her husband preceded her to the grave one year and two weeks.
A voice we loves is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled
The bloom his love had given,
And though the body slumbers here.
The soul is safe in Heaven.

Card of Thanks. ... We desire to express our many thanks to friends and neighbors for their kindness and help during the sickness and death of our mother, also for the beautiful flowers.
Dora Basler and wife
Lena Williams and husband, Fred Haxel