Frank Heath & Rachel Adsit Family


This page is devoted to all of the documents and records collected for the Frank Bertis Heath and Rachel Adsit family. Frank and Rachel married in 1897. Both of Frank's parents as well as Rachel's mother were deceased. They quickly started a family and had 3 children by 1902. In 1903 Frank was severely injured in an accident on the farm and spent some time in the hospital. The pain was too much for him after his return home and he eventually ended his own life on June 26, 1903. Rachel later married William Thomas Smith in 1906 and had several children but the man was an alcoholic and life was difficult. They ended up selling the farm. Rachel eventually left him and moved her large family to a house rented by her father. Rachel died on the 29th of March 1940 and was laid to rest beside Frank Heath in the Towanda Cemetery.



Frank Heath Family Group Sheet


Rachel Adsit Heath Smith Family Group Sheet - Family with second husband William Smth


Newspaper Articles - These mention Frank Heath or his family.


Federal Census :     1900   1910   1920   1930   Frank died in 1903 so only Rachel & family are listed in subsquent census records


Kansas State Census :    1895   1905   1915    1925  Rachel is listed with her father Hiram Adsit in 1895.


Kansas State Agricultural Census :     1919    1925


Frank Heath picture - This is the only picture we have of Frank Heath. Same as the one above but a pdf.


Frank Heath and Rachel Adsit Marriage License


Frank Heath and Rachel Adsit Marriage Record - This is a county record that spans two pages.


American Short Horn Bull bred for Frank Heath


Frank Heath Land Purchase : This was the purchase of 80 acres in 1902. This purchase was not recorded by the county until 1904 after his death.


1905 Butler County Towanda Township Plat Map - Frank Heath's property is outlined. It is part of his estate.


Frank's Land Today - An overhead shot of it today.


Division of Frank Heath's Land - After Frank's death and Rachel's remarriage, the land was divided by the Probate Court between Rachel and the 3 Heath children.


Frank Heath Obituary - This is transcribed from a local newspaper.


Frank Heath Grave Marker


Rachel Death Certificate


Rachel Smith Funeral


Rachel Smith Obituary


Rachel Adsit Heath Smith Grave Marker - This is Frank's wife who remarried after his death but was buried by his side when she passed.


Children of Frank & Rachel :


Esther     Bert     Harry




Updated on 04 July 2021

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