Franklin "Frank" Willis Comfort, son of Josiah Comfort and Margaret Ann O'Daniel , was born 1865 in Westmoreland, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas. He married Hattie L. Bell February 07, 1894 in Onaga, Pottawatomie Co, Kansas. He died February 11, 1936. Hattie L. Bell, daughter of Thomas Bell and E. Ann Loyd , was born 1874 in Illinois. She died November 28, 1926 in at her home in Topeka, Shawnee Co, Kansas.

Children of Franklin "Frank" Willis Comfort and Hattie L. Bell are:
1. Howard L. Comfort, b. September 30, 1895 See Howard L. Comfort & Cora Wingett
2. Thomas Josiah Comfort, b. October 28, 1901 See Thomas Josiah Comfort & Vera Mae Kraus
3. Kenneth Willis Comfort, b. June 06, 1908 See Kenneth Willis Comfort & Melva Virginia Wilson

Marriage Notes for Franklin "Frank" Willis Comfort\Hattie L. Bell:

Kansas Historical Society Microfilm Roll O 104 The Onaga Herald February
8, 1894
At the residence of Dr. E. F. Richardson, in this city, on Wednesday
evening, February 7th, 1894, Mr. F. W. Comfort and Miss Hattie L. Bell.
Mr. Comfort is principal and Miss Bell one of the teachers in our public
schools and sister to Mrs. Dr. Richardson. They are both estimable young
people, and have the good wishes of all our citizens. The wedding was a
very quiet one, none being present but the doctor's family and the Misses
Jennison who are rooming there.
The Herald extends congratulations to the bride and groom and wish them a
long and happy and prosperous life.
[source: Donald H. Grob]

Notes for Franklin "Frank" Willis Comfort:

[from Comfort Famlies of America]
when m., he was of Onaga, Kan. He was a teacher. Before 1899, he was
Principal of the Belvue (Kan.) schools, and at one time Superintendent of
the Westmoreland H. S. He was (1899) Clerk of Court at Westmoreland. He
owned a dairy farm at Westmoreland. He moved (c 1910) to a farm at
Cawker City, Mitchell Co., Kan. He later moved to Topeka, where he d.

Notes for Hattie L. Bell:

[Comfort Families of America] she came from Ill.

Mrs. Hattie Comfort, 54, wife of F. W. Comfort, died at her home, 1509
Tyler street yesterday morning. She came to Kansas February, 1878, and
was married to Mr. Comfort at Onaga, February 7, 1894. She had been an
active member of the Trinity Methodist church since 1919 and was the
teacher of philathea Matron's class of the Sundays.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Howard L. and Thomas
J. Comfort of Kansas City, Mo., and Kenneth W. Comfort, Topeka; five
brothers, W. L. Bell, Rockford, Wash., A. L. Bell, Great Bend, Kan., R. A
. Bell, Topeka; F. T. Bell, Lindsay, Okla,; and three sisters, Mrs. S. P
. Taylor and Mrs. Agnes Richardson , Onaga, Kan., and Mrs. H. E. Chism,
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Funeral services will be at the Trinity Methodist church at 2 o'clock T
uesday.----- Topeka Capital
[Merrie Pinick's database]

Source: Donald H. Grob [Merrie Pinick's database]
Kansas Historical Society Microfilm Roll O 117 The Onaga Herald
December 2, 1926
Mrs. Hattie Comfort Dead.
The many friends of Mrs. Hattie Bell Comfort were grieved to learn of her
death at her home in Topeka last Sunday morning. Although Mrs. Comfort
had not been well for several months her death came quite unexpected.
She came to Kansas in February, 1878, and was married to Mr. Comfort at
Onaga, February 7, 1894. she had been an active member of the Trinity
Methodist church since 1919 and was the teacher of the Philathea Matrons'
class of the Sunday school at Topeka.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, five brothers and
three sisters. Two of the sisters, Mrs. S. P. Taylor and Mrs. Agnes
Richardson, reside in Onaga.
All the relatives here attended the funeral, which was held at the
Methodist church at Topeka, at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Comfort, was fifty-four years of age.

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