Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Warkintin Family in Newton, KS for Tombstone Tuesday

In Newton, Kansas there is a beautiful Victorian home, complete with much orginal furnishings. It offers tours and tells the history of the Warkentine Family and their connection to Newton. This home is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bernard Warkintine was responsible for the Turkey red hard winter wheat that Kansas is famous for. He had many interests in Kansas and Oklahoma. He died of an accidental gunshot wound while he was in the Holy Land in 1908. His wife Wilhelmina contined to live in the home until her death in 1932.
The grave is located in Greenwood Cemetery, about four miles from the home. I peeked inside the tomb. There looks to be four marble crypts, and a lovely stained glass window. Although it was snowing and cold the day I was there. the sun shined through the glass giving the tomb a very church like atmosphere, which I am sure the Warkentins would like.

1 comment:

Gale Wall said...

You better stop in next time!

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