Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, October 3, 1900.

Robert D. Simpson

Died: A cloud of gloom has again been cast over this community by the invasion of death into another one of our best families.

On Friday morning, September 28th, 1900, Robert D. Simpson passed away at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 21 days. Uncle Bob, as he was favorably known, was one of the pioneer settlers of this county and has passed through all the trials of misfortune incident to settling up a new country.

He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in Co. E, 78th Ill. Vol. Infantry.

For several years he was a sufferer from kidney trouble and when the attack came on Sunday before his death, his family and friends realized the end was near.

The funeral services were held on Saturday under the direction of the G.A.R., of which he was an honored and beloved member.

Mr. Simpson is survived by a wife and three grown children, Mrs. A.T. McKay, of Anthony, and Warren and Clayton Simpson of this county.

The people of this city and vicinity feel deeply the loss they have sustained in the death of so valuable a citizen and they extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

[Eldred G.A.R. Post No. 174 Resolution follows the obituary. "Card of Thanks" also follows, signed by Mrs. R.D. Simpson and sons, and Mrs. A.T. McKay.]


Medicine Lodge Cresset, Oct 5, 1900.

An Old Settler Dead

On Friday morning, September 28th, 1900, at his home in this city, the spirit of Robert D. Simpson passed over the river to the mysterious beyond.

The announcement of his death was received with sorrow by every citizen of Medicine Lodge. It was like the removal of an old land mark, for he has been identified with the city since its pioneer days. Everybody knew "Uncle Bob," as he was called, and everybody respected and loved him.

He was an old soldier, having enlisted in Company E, 78th Ill. volunteer inft., and his old comrades conducted his funeral and tenderly laid him away in the silent camp ground to await reveille on judgment day.

Mr. Simpson leaves a wife and three children, Mrs. A.T. McKay of Anthony, Warren and Clayton of this county. His age was 64 years, 9 months and 21 days. The cause of death was kidney trouble.

[Followed by Eldred Post No. 174, G.A.R. memorial resolution follows.]


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




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