Savannah Jane STRANAHAN was born September 30, 1844, near Delphi, Indiana, and departed this life early
Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 1933 at Leoti, Kansas, aged 88 years, four months, fifteen days.
united in marriage [Ringgold County, Iowa] to John Alexander UNDERHILL, a Civil war veteran, October 24, 1864. To this
union four children were born, three sons, Thomas G., Burton C., William F., and one daughter, Coletha, all of whom,
with her husband, have preceded her in death.
She became a resident of Kansas in 1880 and lived there twenty-five
years before moving to Medford in 1905.
Mrs. UNDERHILL was a member of the Methodist church in which she was a
faithful worker. She was kind, gentle, patient, and long suffering and never to be forgotten by a host of friends.
She is survived by six grandchildren, Mrs. F. KENERSON and Max UNDERHILL, of New London, Conn., Meda Mae, Roy and
Winifred UNDERHILL, of Gardner, Colo., and Mrs. Arthur FREELAND, of Leoti, Kansas; also two great-grandchildren,
Winifred and Gene KENERSON, of New London, Conn.
Rites were conducted from the M.E. church of Medford, Okla., at 10:30
Friday, Feb. 17 by Rev. John THACKER and burial made in Rosemound cemetery._____________
Among the out-of-town relatives and friends here to attend the funeral of Mrs. J. A. UNDERHILL were Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur FREELAND, of Leoti, Kans., Mrs. Mattie TIFT and sons and Mrs. RUGGLES, of Hitchcock, Okla., Mr. and Mrs.
Walter SHANKS and Miss Evelyn SHANKS, of Wichita, Kansas, and Rev. and Mrs. R. L. GRANT, of Hennessey, Okla.
NOTE: Savannah was the daughter of John and Charity (GILLAM) STRANAHAN. She and her husband resided in
Ringgold County until moving to Sumner County, Kansas in 1880. John Alexander UNDERHILL was born circa 1838 in Indiana. John and
Savannah's children were born in Ringgold County, Iowa:
Thomas G. UNDERHILL, b. 0ct 1867
Burton C. UNDERHILL, b. Sep 1870
Coletha M. UNDERHILL, b. circa 1875
William Flynn UNDERHILL, b. January 20, 1879; d. February 1933.
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