Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, September 12, 1900, p. 3, col. 3.

John W McDaniel Died

John W. McDaniel passed away last Wednesday morning, September 5, 1900, at 8 o'clock.

He had been lingering for two weeks between life and death, with typhoid fever, and while his family and friends expected his death, some hope was entertained until the last.

The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.J. Griffin of the Baptist church of which Mr. McDaniel was a member, assisted by Rev. Irwin and Elder McLain.

He was 47 years of age. His death is regretted by everybody in the community. Nobody was his enemy and his good nature made him a warm friend of everybody with whom he came in contact. John has been a citizen of Medicine Lodge for many years, and was always strictly honest and honorable in all his dealings among men.

He was an industrious, persevering man, plain and unassuming. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen and carried $3000 insurance in that order, which of itself attests the love he bore for his family. He was an affectionate husband and father, and his faults, if he had any, have been amply atoned by the duty he discharged to his loved ones.

Mrs. McDaniel and her little children have the sincere sympathy of the people and especially those who can appreciate the vast scope of such a trying ordeal.

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

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