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A. J. Kingsley Obituary

Obituary from Hutchinson News on 17 April 1912 page 8 column 3
Prominent Hutchinson Man Passed Away This Afternoon.
    A. J. Kingsley, one of Hutchinson's old residents, and prominent in business affairs for years, passed away this afternoon about 3:30, at the family home, at 605 North Plum street.
    He had been ill for over a year, Mr. Kingsley and his daughter, Miss Grace, resided alone, his wife having been dead for a number of years.



Obituary in The Hutchinson News on 18 April 1912 page 10 column 3
Remains of A. J. Kingsley to Be Laid at Rest at Eastside.
    The funeral of the late A. J. Kingsley, whose death occurred yesterday afternoon, will be held from the family home, 605 North Plum street, at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon.  Interment will occur in Eastside cemetery.
    Mr. Kingsley was 77 years of age, an older man than many took him to be, for he was spry and active up until his last illness.  He had lived in Kansas for thirty-six years, and had acquired considerable wealth during his stay in Hutchinson, mainly from investments here.  He owned extensive real estate holdings in Hutchinson.
    He was a New Englander, having been born in Willimantic, Conn., May 1, 1835.  He was married in that state in 1857 to Minerva L. Fuller, and they located in Illinois.  In 1876 they came to Kansas, settling in McPherson county, where Mr. Kingsley engaged in farming and stock raising.
    He retired from the farm 18 years ago and moved to Hutchinson.  He survived by six sons and daughters; Mrs. Flo Lillie, of Roxbury; L. F. Kingsley, of Inman; Mrs. Clara Richards, of Hutchinson; Fred Kingsley, of Topeka; Mrs. Mary Merritt, of Haven; and Miss Grace Kingsley, of Hutchinson.
    Rev. A. J. Bixler, of Marion, will conduct the funeral service tomorrow.



Submitted by
Donna Davenport Netters on June 18, 2005.

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