Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, July 19, 1899.

James Finley

Died: James Finley died Friday morning, July 14, 1899, at 5 o'clock, after four weeks of great suffering.

The funeral services were held in the evening of the same day. The services were largely attended as a demonstration of the esteem in which the deceased was held by our citizens, though having resided in the city little more than one year.

The deceased was born in Kentucky but removed with his parents to Ray county, Missouri, when quite young. In the fall of 1882 he, with his brothers, John and Thomas, removed to Franklin county, Kansas, where they resided two years, and from thence came to Barber county, locating near Sexton where they operated a successful cattle ranch.

In the winter of 1897 they sold their live stock and real estate and came to Medicine Lodge where they have since resided.

James was 50 years of age and is survived by three brothers - Thomas and John, who reside here, and a married brother who lives in Missouri. The Finley brothers are among Barber county's most upright and highly respected citizens. They are in good circumstances financially and all has been accumulated by honest labor and straight forward business methods. They have always worked together in harmony and the separation of one of them is doubly sad.

The deceased was a faithful member of the Christian church and applied his Christianity to his every day life. As man, citizen and neighbor, his death is greatly deplored and the united sympathy of the people who are acquainted with them, is extended to those who mourn.

Elder M.B. Ingle conducted the funeral services. Interment in Highland cemetery.

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

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