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John (Sr) HEID and his wife
Eunice "Victoria" (DUNNUCK) HEID


Eunice "Victoria" DUNNUCK was
Daughter of George Fate & Eunice Magnus (TIMMONS) DUNNUCK.


Source: Obituaries provided by Patricia SPARKS, granddaughter


Eunice Victoria DUNNICK was born March 26, 1878 at Hanover, Washington County, Kansas and departed this life November 4, 1946, aged 68 years, 7 months and 9 days. Her people were pioneers. Her father's father was a Methodist circuit rider in Indiana in the early days. Her maternal grandfather was a U.S. Senator from Indiana.

Her parents came west in covered wagon and settled where the town of Fairbury, Nebr., now stands. While on a visit to Indiana, their settlement was raided by hostile Indians. Upon their return, they settled on the Little Blue River near Hanover, Kansas and here Eunice Victoria was born. She united in marriage to John Heid, also of Hanover at Marysville, Kansas in April, 1896. To this union were born eight children, four boys and four girls. In 1907, they homesteaded 15 miles from Flagler, where they lived for ten years.

Mrs. Heid proved her kindness and neighborly ways by helping in homes where there was sickness and death. Her home was a gathering place for the neighborhood and especially for the young people of the community.

The family moved to the home near Flagler to educate their children and here the younger children were born. One son, Cecil Carlyle, preceded her in death in November 1936 and her husband passed away in June, 1939.

Surviving her are three sons and four daughters, George of Burlington, Colo., Ray of Bennett, Colo., Jack of Flagler, Mrs. Ruth Shulda of Flagler, Eunice May Boyles of Burlington, Minnie Reeves and Laura Keller of Denver, sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister Minnie Kemper Garvey and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Mrs. Heid had suffered a long illness ever since last April, for a while with her daughter Eunice in Burlington, then in the Flagler hospital, later in a Denver hospital. She passed away at the home of Howard Keller in Denver. Her daughter and son-in-law did all in their power to make her comfortable until the end came. All of her children had been with her during the last few days of her life.

Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church of Flagler at 2:00 Friday afternoon, November 8. Rev. Clarence Macon read the scripture and offered prayer and Mrs. Millie Gibbs preached the sermon. Mrs. Helen Moss and Cecil Jackson sang.........

Out of town attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Geo., Heid, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Boyles of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heid of Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Keller and Mrs. Melvin Reeves.......

John Heid, (Sr)

John Heid was born July 28, 1873 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died from a heart attack at Flagler, Colorado on June 27, 1939, at the age of 65 years 10 months and 29 days.

His folks moved to Hanover, Kansas, when he was five years old. It was there he grew to manhood. He united in marriage to Eunice Victoria Dunnuck on April 7, 1896 at Marysville, Kansas. To this union eight children were born, for girls and four boys.

In June, 1907, he brought his wife and four children to the homestead fifteen miles north of Flagler where he engaged in stock raising and breeding. When the children were ready for high school, they move to the farm east of Flagler.

He had wide experience in caring for stock and had practiced veterinarian work in these part of the county for thirty years. For the past fifteen years he had been engaged in the dairy business.

Up until the past two years he had exceptional health and was very active for a man of his age. he was a great lover of children. His grandchildren were the pride of his life.

Besides his widow he leaves seven children to mourn his untimely death: Minnie Victoria Reeves, Laura Vivian Keller and Eunice Mae Heid, all of Denver; Ruth Sophia Shulda of Idaho Springs, Colorado; George Martin Heid of Burlington, Colorado; and John Heid, Jr. of Flagler, Colorado; on son, Cecil Carlyle, preceded him in death in 1936. He also leaves six brothers and one sister: Cleveland Heid of Flagler, Colorado; Antone, Martin, William and Jacob of Hanover, Kansas; Michael Heid of Spokane, Washington; and Margaret of Marysville, Kansas; besides a host of other relatives and friends.