Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, April 26, 1899.

Another Pioneer Citizen Dead William Hendrix Kinkaid

The people of Medicine Lodge and vicinity again mourn the loss of a respected and honored citizen, William Hendrix Kinkaid.

Mr. Kinkaid was not in good health for some time. He was afflicted with Bright's disease a number of years and during the past winter was greatly affected. His family and friends were not fearful of any immediate danger, however, until last Thursday when he was taken very sick. On Friday, he was much worse and his case was pronounced hopeless and beyond medical aid. He grew weak rapidly and on Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m., he crossed the line which separates mortality and immortality.

The funeral services were held from the family residence a short distance south of town, on Monday, and the remains were laid to that peaceful rest that knows no awakening, in Highland cemetery.

Elder M.B. Ingle, pastor of the Christian church, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services.

William Hendrix Kinkaid was born in Crawford county, Indiana, November 25, 1823. From thence he moved to the state of Missouri when 17 years of age, and on March 23, 1850, he was married to Nancy Hagan. To this union were born five children - Mrs. B.J. Littlejohn, Kingsbury, Texas; Mrs. A.W. Smith, Thomas B. Kinkaid, Charles A. and Chauncy B., of this place, who with the wife survive him.

The family removed from Missouri to eastern Kansas in 1855, and in 1882 they settled in Barber county. The deceased was 75 years, 4 months and 28 days of age. Mr. Kinkaid was a man whose citizenship made a community better and whose departure leaves a perceptible vacancy.

He never had a neighbor or an acquaintance who could not call him friend, and those who knew him best mourn his death the most.

The relatives of the deceased have the sincerest sympathy of their numerous friends.

[Letter of Thanks signed by Mrs. W.H. Kinkaid and Family follows obituary.]

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

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