Barber County Kansas
Samuel C. McClain died at the Wichita hospital Monday, Dec. 30, 1901. The news of his death came as a shock to the people of Medicine Lodge. He went to the hospital for treatment a week ago, but no one considered his condition serious. He was not well for the past month but was at no time bedfast. When he went to Wichita he said he was feeling very sick but he was able to make the trip easily.
The remains were brought home yesterday and funeral services were conducted at the family residence at four o'clock by Rev. L. M. Beiden, pastor of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. McClain came to Medicine Lodge to live in 18_7. He had interest here since the latter 70's but never exercised citizenship until five years ago. His family came here just a short time ago. He was rated one of our most wealthy citizens. He owns a large ranch northeast of the city and has extensive interests in oil wells in Pennsylvania. His former home was in Washington, Pennsylvania.
He is survived by a wife and four children, residing in this city, and one married daughter residing in Pennsylvania.
Mr. McClain was 51 years, 10 months and 4 days of age.
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