Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, June 1, 1904.

Jacob L. Chenoweth

J. L. Chenoweth died at his home on Kansas Avenue West in this city quite suddenly on Friday morning, May 27, 1904 at 7 o'clock. He ate a hearty breakfast but soon afterward complained of not feeling well and laid down. He took a coughing spell and before Mrs. Chenoweth and his niece, Miss Watkins, who was staying there, realized the seriousness of the attack, he passed away.

Uncle Jake, as he was known, was one of Medicine Lodge's earliest settlers. He came here when the city was a mere camping place in the far west on a freighting route. He was always known as a cordial man and as the years grew upon him he has maintained the respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. He was 77 years, 4 months and 11 days of age.

He is survived by a wife and two daughters, Mrs. W. S. Watkins of this city and Mrs. A. H. Mulkie who now resides in Oregon.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. L. Patterson. A large number of friends were in attendance to pay a last tribute and respect to a venerable old gentleman and citizen.

The Medicine Lodge Cresset, June 3, 1904.

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J. L. Chenoweth was born in Dark County, Ohio, January 16, 1827, died at home. Married Nancy McIntosh, Ohio, January 1, 1852. Three children, one long ago died. Mrs. W. S. Watkins, wife of A. H. Mulkey, who was years ago pastor of the Christian church of this city, now living in Oregon. Moved from Ohio to Iowa in 1855 and from thence to Kansas, settling here in 1878. Converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at 12 years of age. His wife, two brothers, one sister survive. 22 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.

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