Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, July 5, 1899.

Cornelius English

Died: Cornelius English died at his home at Eldred last Friday.

He was an honored citizen of Barber county and his death is deeply regretted.

A friend sends in the following obituary:

"Cornelius English was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, July 19, 1827, and died June 30, 1899, at his home near Eldred, Barber county, Kansas. His wife and seven children mourn their loss, four of the children being residents of Barber county - Ben English of Lake City, Robert, who lived at home, Mrs. Harry Stone and Mrs. Garret Collins.

Mr. English had been a great sufferer for a number of years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, having begun the Christian life at the age of 14. His remains were placed in their last resting place in Lake City cemetery.

The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. G.L. Hayes of the Methodist church. The family of the deceased desire to thank their many friends for the kindness bestowed."

Thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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