Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, March 5, 1902.

DEATH RECORD: James S. Snodgrass

James S. Snodgrass died on Sunday, March 2, 1902, at 2 o'clock p.m., after suffering intensely with cancer of the stomach about a month. The disease, of course was of long standing, but he was not confined to his bed more than a month.

James S. Snodgrass was born in Nodaway county, Mo., April 2, 1853, died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, March 2, 1902, aged 48 years and 11 months. He came to Medicine Lodge about seven years ago. He was a wagon maker by trade and did a big business in this county.

It is with deep regret that we bid farewell to such an excellent man and citizen. His business brought him in contact with many Barber county people and all who had dealings with him speak highly of his honor and integrity.

Mr. Snodgrass was a member of the A. O. U. W. having held membership in Nebraska, his home before coming here.

The deceased is survived by a wife and five children, the youngest of which is but five weeks old. To them the sympathy of the entire community goes out in hope of consolation.

Funeral services were conducted yesterday forenoon from the family residence on Walnut street. Rev. J. J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church, preached his funeral. The remains will be sent today back to the old home, in Nodaway county, Missouri, for interment.

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