Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, January 21, 1903.


Taylor C. Nichols, of Lake City Township,
Died Thursday, January 15, 1903.

It was with feelings of profound regret and deepest sorrow that we learned of the death of Taylor Nichols last Thursday evening. He was a robust man in the best of health and hence his numerous friends were very much shocked to hear of his demise.

Mr. Nichols was taken sick with violent stomach trouble on Wednesday. He had been working hard and got in a little late very hungry and ate a hearty meal. Soon afterward he was attacked with what appeared to be congestion of the stomach. Dr. Cushenbery was summoned by telephone and he relieved Mr. Nichols' sufferings but the following day he was attacked with heart trouble and died at 9 o'clock that night.

The funeral was held on Saturday and the remains laid to rest in Highland Cemetery. Elder R. H. Tanksley conducted brief services at the grave. The principal service was held at the residence.

Mr. Nichols was 55 years of age. He leaves a wife and a son to mourn his death. W. C. Nichols, of Lake City, his brother, also survives him.

The Index extends sympathy to the afflicted ones. We realize that an enterprising and valuable citizen is gone.

Taylor C. Nichols was one of Barber county's most noble citizens. He was a substantial farmer and stockman and everybody was proud to be numbered among his friends, but "The Mighty God hath spoken" and unto His will frail humanity must bow in humble submission.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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