Barber County Kansas
Caroline Lacy, wife of Probate Judge Lacy died on Sunday, May 18, 1902, at 10:15 a.m.
Mrs. Lacy had been an invalid during most of the time for the past nine years from paralysis. She has sustained several strokes at different times but has always been able to get up and rally from its effects. But on Friday night of last week she was stricken in the lower limbs and was at once rendered entirely helpless. Her condition was very bad from the start and it was plain to the family and friends that the end was not far off.
Her daughter, Mrs. Michelson, and Kate Lacy were reached at Perry, O. T (Oklahoma Territory) by telephone and they arrived Saturday night in time to see the beloved mother living. But the following morning the separation came. She passed away quietly, peacefully, symbolical of the life she had lived.
Mrs. Lacy was born in Brown county, Ohio, November 12, 1826, and died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, May 18, 1902, aged 75 years, 6 months and 6 days. She was joined in marriage with Burd Lacy in Hancock county, Indiana, December 13, 1849.
Ten children were born to the union of whom six are now living, W. J. Lacy and Margaret Smith, Greenfield, Indiana, Mary Seabold, Indianapolis, Clara Michelson, Perry, O. T., and Misses Rosa and Sarah who are at home.
Judge Lacy and family came here from Indiana in 1881 and have resided here continuously since that time. He has a more extensive acquaintance in the county than probably any other man. His friends are all grieved to learn of his loss.
Funeral services were held from the family residence Monday afternoon, conducted by Elder W. T. McLain. All the county offices closed and attended the funeral. The pall bearers were Sheriff J. B. Gano, County Treasurer F B. Chapin, Recorder Christian Keller, District Clerk A. W. Smith and County Attorney Griffin. The body was laid to rest in Highland cemetery by the side of her son, John Lacy, who preceded her eleven years. The services were very impressive and were largely attended.
Mrs. Lacy was a plain unassuming old lady, possessing those traits of womanhood which at once bring veneration into the hearts of the younger generation and draw them into close sympathy with parents and grandparents. She was the idol of the family and even in her years of infirmity the interest manifested in her by those surrounding her was a comfort and a joy. Her loved ones were always first in her mind and in her last hours she made frequent inquiries concerning them.
She became a Christian at the age of 16 years and has lived a model christian life since that time.
The community sympathizes deeply with Judge Lacy and daughters in parting with a devoted wife and mother.
The family request the Index to extend their sincere thanks to the people of Medicine Lodge and vicinity for the kindness and sympathy offered. Judge Lacy and daughters have every reason to be proud of the tokens of esteem and friendship tendered them. They assure all that it will ever be gratefully remembered.
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