Barber County Kansas
Died: S.K.W. Field died yesterday at 11 o'clock a.m., of kidney disease. He was bedfast almost a month. When he first took sick very little hope was entertained for his recovery but after the first week he got much better and it was thought he would get well. He got worse again on Saturday, however, and it soon became apparent that he was in a very critical condition. His sons have been wired. Seward will arrive today. Mr. Field was a member of the Masonic and Workmen orders.
Barber County Index, September 19, 1900, p. 3, col. 2.
Died: The funeral services for S.K.W. Field were held at the Episcopal church last Wednesday afternoon. Rev. L.L. Swan preached the sermon and the Masonic lodge had charge of the other ceremonies. Mr. Field was a citizen among us since 1879 and was so thoroughly identified with the business interests of the city and county that he will be sadly missed.
It is the progressive citizen who puts a country on its feet and makes it prosper, and such a man was Mr. Field. His age was 56 years, 10 months and 24 days.
He is survived by a wife and three sons - Robert and Seward, who reside here, and Ralph who resides in Illinois. The people of Medicine Lodge and Barber county share in their sorrow. The large attendance at his funeral demonstrates the esteem in which the deceased was held by his fellow citizens. Life is uncertain; we know not who shall be called next.
(Delta Lodge #70 Resolution of Respect: p. 3, col. 4, September 26, 1900.)
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