PAUL ANTHONY VOHS

94. Paul Anthony[6] Vohs (Francis Peter[5] Vohs, Anthony Eugene[4] Vohs, Caspar[3] Vohs, Georg Joseph[2] Voos, Caspar[1] Voos) He was born 21 May 1897 on a farm about 3 miles south of Paola, Kansas. He worked at his father's grocery store in Osawatomie and delivered groceries. Paul played baseball on a Paola team in the summer. He graduated from high school in Osawatomie, Kansas, in May 1918.[238]

He was inducted into the Army (SN4507245) on 6 September 1918 and discharged 15 June 1919. He was assigned to Machine Gun Company, 20th Infantry, 10th Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. He enlisted (SN6188401) in the Navy Seabees as yeoman 1st class on 13 October 1942 and was discharged as chief yeoman 5 October 1945. He served in the south and southwest Pacific in the 78th Construction Battalion. He returned from the Pacific theater aboard a hospital ship.[239]

He had an athletic scholarship in baseball and wrestling at Kansas State. He attended Kansas State Agricultural College where he majored in Industrial Journalism. He was a charter member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Kansas State. While at Kansas State he earned his "K" as a baseball pitcher in 1924. He received his Bachelor of Science degree on 3 June 1926. He met the sister (Martha Long) of one of his fraternity brothers and married her when he finished his degree.[240]

He was a reporter for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Journal 1924-25 and a reporter, city and news editor for the Parsons, Kansas Daily Sun 1926-28. He was a general assistant at the George H. Long Mortuary in Kansas City, Kansas in 1928. He graduated for the Williams Institute of Embalming and Mortuary Science, Kansas City, Kansas, on 23 March 1934.[241]

From 1938 to 1942, he was the owner publisher of the Telluride, Colorado, Journal, the Norwood, Colorado, Post-Independent and others merged into the San Miguel County Journal before joining the Seabees. After the war he served as a Training Officer for the Veterans Administration in Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri. He worked as Public Information Officer for the Army at the Lake City Arsenal in Independence, Missouri. He was the owner-publisher of The Montezuma Republican at Montezuma, Iowa, from June 1959 to July 1964.[242]

He died 30 July 1974 while vacationing at Laramie, Wyoming, and is buried at Kansas City, Kansas, in the Memorial Park Cemetery.[243]

On 1 January 1927, he married Martha Elizabeth Long at Kansas City, Kansas. She was the daughter of George Harvey Long (born 30 September 1875 at Ripley, Ohio, died 20 September 1953 at Kansas City, Kansas) and Bessie Lenore Grim (born 16 August 1878 at Ripley, Ohio, died 5 May 1946 at Kansas City, Kansas; daughter of Louis Grim, Jr., and Susanna Emma Stamm). George Harvey Long and Bessie Lenore Grim were married 18 September 1899 at Bellefontaine, Ohio. Martha E. Long was born 12 October 1902 at Ripley, Ohio, and died 1 February 1953 at Kansas City, Kansas.[244]

On 20 February 1954, he married Edith Alexander at Manhatten, Kansas. She was the daughter of John Edwin Alexander (born 10 May 1874 at Redwood, Minnesota, son of Adam A. Alexander of Scotland and Margaret Cole of Dublin, Ireland) and Nancy Ida Jeanette Wilson (born 7 May 1879 at Mitchell, Canada, daughter of John Samuel Wilson of Canada and Mary Boyd of Canada). Edith Alexander was born 18 July 1906 at Council Grove, Kansas.[245]

Paul Anthony Vohs and Martha Elizabeth Long had three children. Paul Anthony Vohs and Edith Alexander did not have children.


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REFERENCES AND NOTES

[238] Family Group sheet for Paul Anthony Vohs; "Mrs. Paul A. Vohs (Edith Alexander) to Sean and Martha Furniss," letter dated 20 Jan. 1988.

[239] Kansas City Kansan (Kansas City, Kansas), Obituary notice for Paul Vohs, 31 July 1974; Military records of Paul Vohs in possession of Edith Alexander.

[240] "Mrs. Paul A. Vohs (Edith Alexander) to Sean and Martha Furniss," letter dated 20 Jan. 1988; Kansas City Kansan (Kansas City, Kansas), Obituary notice for Paul Vohs, 31 July 1974.

[241] Information provided by Mrs. Paul A. Vohs (Edith Alexander); Kansas City Kansan (Kansas City, Kansas), Obituary notice for Paul Vohs, 31 July 1974.

[242] Information provided by Mrs. Paul A. Vohs (Edith Alexander); Kansas City Kansan (Kansas City, Kansas), Obituary notice for Paul Vohs, 31 July 1974.

[243] Kansas City Kansan (Kansas City, Kansas), Obituary notice for Paul Vohs, 31 July 1974.

[244] "Paul A. Vohs, Sr., to Edward J. Ronsheim, Sr." 3 January 1954; The Stamm Family of Ohio and Kentucky, Edw. J. Rohsheim, Sr., ca 1954, typescript; both carbon copies are in possession of writer.

[245] Information provided by Mrs. Paul A. Vohs (Edith Alexander).

[246] "Oral interview with Donald Ralph Vohs," Spring 1990, by Sean Furniss, information recorded on family group records in possession of writer.

[247] Family history records of Elizabeth Gloria Glass; personal knowledge of writer.


Updated 21 December 1994. This family history information is based on the manuscript The Vohs Families of Kansas prepared by Sean Furniss, 11094 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 22090, SeanBarry@aol.com.

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