Obituary Details

Jennie Alene Baughn

(02/14/1866 - 06/28/1952)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 07/03/1952

Mrs. Jennie Baughn Manville Pioneer, Dies Saturday

Mrs. Jennie Baughn, 86, Niobrara early resident, died at her home in Manville Saturday after a long illness. She came to Wyoming with her husband and three small children in 1892 making the journey in a covered wagon.

Funeral services were held at the Manville Community Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 with Rev. Leroy Train of Lance Creek officiating, and the Peet Mortuary in charge of arrangements. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Ross Howard, Mrs. A. F. DeCastro and Mrs. Emma Richardson, the three women being Mrs. Baughn's nieces. Casketbearers were Clint Dern, Marion Rassmussen, Fred Kettler, Frank Blankenship, Orval Dryer, and Sam Blaney. Interment was in the Manville Cemetery.

Mrs. Baughn was the daughter of Bradford and Rebecca Howard, born Feb. 14, 1866 at Fairbury, Ill. She was named Jennie Alene. She was married to Erastus Benjamin Baughn Dec. 20, 1886 at Tobias, Nebr. Eight children were born to them.

The family came to Wyoming in 1892 and she taught school in and around Manville for several years. Orval Dryer, one of the pallbearers, was one of her pupils.

She was a charter member of the Manville Methodist Church when it was organized 60 years ago. Her husband died May 27, 1935, and a daughter, Lola C. Lewis, died May 1, 1947.

Surviving are seven children: Mrs. Tessie Valentine, Mrs. Merle Allsup, Mrs. Juanita Lashmett, Sidney Baughn and Curtis Baughn, all of Manville; Howard Baughn of Kansas City, Mo.; Roscoe Baughn, Bookings, Ore. Also living is one brother, Harry Howard, Manville; one brother-in-law, Carl W. Baughn, Manville, who made his home with her during his early years; 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Lusk Free Lance
July 3, 1952
Mrs. Jennie Baughn, Pioneer Woman of Niobrara County, Passes Away at Home Saturday; Services Held Tuesday, P.M.

Death called Mrs. Jennie Baughn, one of the rapidly diminishing pioneer group of this county, at her home in Manville on Saturday, June 28th. Her demise brought to a close a long period of illness and suffering.

Concluding services were held, under the direction of the Peet mortuary, at two o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, July 1st, in the Methodist church of Manville, of which the deceased had been a charter member. Rev. Leroy Train, pastor for the Lance Creek Community church officiated. Providing the music for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Howard, of Lingle, and Mrs. A. B. DeCastro of Lusk, vocalists, and Mrs. Emma Richardson of Lingle, pianist. The ladies were nieces and Mr. Howard, a nephew of the deceased.

The remains of the deceased (were) laid at rest in the Lusk cemetery with Clint Dern, Fred Kettler, Marrion Rasmussen, Sam Blaney, Frank Blankenship and Orval Dryer acting as casket bearers.

Jennie Alene Howard was born February 14, 1866 at Fairbury, Ill., a daughter of Bradford and Rebecca Howard.

When a young woman she was united in marriage to Erastus Benjamin Baughn on December 20th, 1886 at Tobias, Nebr. This union was blessed with eight children.

In 1892, the family moved to Wyoming, and Mrs. Baughn taught school in and around Manville for a number of years. She was a charter member of the Methodist Church of Manville, when it was organized 60 years ago.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away May 27th, 1935, and a daughter Lola C. Lewis, who died May 1st, 1947.

Survivors include seven children, Mrs. Tessie Valentine, Mrs. Juanita Baughn, all of Manville; Howard Baughn of Kansas City, Mo.; Roscoe Baughn of Brookings, Ore., a brother, Harry Howard of Manville; a brother-in-law, Carl Baughn of Manville, who made his home with her during his early years; 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

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