Family Tree
 Directory Tree

1860 U.S. Census
Fairbank Township
Sullivan County, IN

Elk Falls Cemetery,
Elk Falls, KS

William, Josiah, and Jane, c1908
 William, Josiah, and Jane, c1908

 Caption on back of photo postcard:  "Here I stand as you are
 with this book in mi hand to read the word of god. Here is
 yore old paw & maw resting in ther old age 90 & 88 years old."

Josiah Utley Lyster
Born: 10 Oct 1818, Mercer Co., KY
Died: 24 Feb 1911, Elk Falls, KS

Jane Wallace
Born: 28 Nov 1820
Died: 26 May 1910, Elk Falls, KS

 Funeral program of Jane Lyster, 26 May 1910

Howard Courant - March 2, 1911; MR. JOSIAH U. LYSTER - Submitted by L. Morgan

Josiah U. Laster, the son of Cornelius and Elizabeth Laster was born in Mercer county, Kentucky October 10, 1818 and departed this life in Elk Falls, Kansas, February 24, 1911 at 5:30 p.m.

In 1830 his parents moved to Johnson county Indiana, where they lived to a ripe old age. Two sisters and a brother, children of this couple still reside there. It was here that Mr. Laster was united in marriage to Miss Jane Wallace, April 2, 1840. To this union were born nine children, two dying in infancy, William died November 16, 1910. Mrs. Laster died May 26, 1910. Three sons and three daughters survive the father and mother and were at Mr. Lyster's bedside in his last illness assisting in caring for him, and were all present at the funeral service as were also quite a number of relatives.

Descending from this couple and their children are 36 grand children, 38 great grand children and 5 great great grandchildren nearly all of whom are still living. Mr. Laster was very fond of these children and Mr. and Mrs. Lyster's home was always open to them.

Mr. Laster became a Christian in early life. Soon after their marriage, he and his wife united with the Christian church. For seventy years they walked side by side. No wonder Mr. Laster missed her so much after her death. This aged couple were highly esteemed in the community. They lived here thirty five years. Mr. Laster was know far and wide as a man of integrity, upright in his walk and conversation. The funeral was well attended. It was held in the Christian church conducted by Rider Newton Hill assisted by Rev. John A. Pyatt, pastor of the M. E. church. Mrs. J. A. _________ was in charge of the music. The entire service was as requested by Mr. Laster and was a fitting tribute to his memory.

  Josiah Utley Lyster            
  Married: Jane Wallace
Date: 2 Apr 1840, Franklin, IN
    William Lyster      
        Elizabeth Lyster      
        Mary Lyster      
        Harriate Lyster      
        Milton Paris Lyster  
          Married: Artie Virginia (Jennie) Hudlin
Date: 12 Dec 1872
        James Lyster      
        Cornelius Benjamin Lyster  
          Married: Ann Elizabeth Williamson
        Benjamin Lyster      
        Josiah Lyster