Barber County Kansas
Have just learned of the death of Mrs. Susan Knowles of Sun City which occurred at a late hour [Oct 28, 1905]. The deceased was 68 years of age. She was apparently very strong and only a week ago she was unusually lively.
Mrs. Knowles leaves a husband, one son and two daughters [Frank S., Finette McNicholas, and Alzina Harrington] to mourn her absence, as well as scores of dear friends.
It was first thought that appendicitis was her trouble but further developments soon showed that it was a stricture of the bowels. Post mortem examination was held by Drs. Hutchinson, Peak and [Tenney], the latter being a sister[-in-law] of the deceased.
She was interred in the Lake City cemetery Monday afternoon.
[Corrections by Ellen Knowles Bisson appear in brackets.]
Obituary: John Shaw Knowles, husband of Susan (Smith) Knowles.
Alzina (Knowles) Harrington Cornish, daughter of J.S. & Susan Knowles.
Frank Storrs Knowles, son of J.S. & Susan Knowles.
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