Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, March 14, 1900.

Frank LeDou

Died: Frank LeDou died on Monday morning March 12, at 1 o'clock after a lingering illness of several weeks from paralysis.

The funeral services were held at 3 o'clock p.m. of the same day. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church, conducted the services.

The deceased was born at Montreal, Canada, October 4, 1828, died March 12, 1900, at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 12 days.

He came to Kansas from Indiana in 1882, residing at Hutchinson, and in 1890 he came to Medicine Lodge where he has since lived.

He was married twice. His first wife died in this city June 30, 1894. He was again married November 1, 1898 to Mrs Kate Murphy who, with the sons and daughters of the first marriage, survive him.

Mr. LeDou had a family of 10 children, some of whom still reside here, but most of them reside in different states. Through the kindness of the sons, we have obtained the names. The oldest is 44 years of age and the youngest is 23: John, Levi, Virginia, Joseph, Jacob, Lady Jane, James, Lillie, Peter, Rachel.

Mr. LeDou was an old soldier and an honored citizen.

His death casts a gloom over his friends, and especially his family by whom he was loved only as children can love a father. The community extends sympathy to them in their bereavement.

(See G.A.R. resolution honoring Frank LeDou @ Mar 21, pg 3, col 5, KSHS Reel #808)

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

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