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THE WESTERN STAR, 25 October 1912

Frank McLaughlin died at 5 o'clock a.m. on last Friday, October 18, 1912, at his home 12 miles northwest of this city, after an illness of only a few days. For a few days before his death he had complained some of pains in his breast, but no apprehension was felt as to his
condition. About 2 o'clock Friday morning he awoke and seemed quite restless. Medicine was administered and he lapsed into a sleep. At 5 a.m., he again awoke and started to get up, but he had scarcely begun to
dress when he remarked to his wife, who had not yet arisen, that he felt dizzy, and immediately fell back on the bed and expired in a few minutes. The cause of his death was pronounced by the physician to be apoplexy.

Deceased was born in Lockport, N. Y. on July 11, 1841. Over thirty years ago, he and two of his brothers moved from New York to Colorado, where they lived for a short time. From Colorado, they came to Kansas,
settling on a claim northwest of this city. That was in September, 1884. With Frank came his brother, Barney. Another brother, Tom, came a few years later. They were thus among the pioneer settlers in this part of
the state. Frank continued to make his home here. His brother, Tom, has made his home with him most of the time. Barney died several years ago. A sister, Mrs. James Early, lives near Medford, Okla.

Mr. McLaughlin was a hard working and very business like man. He had seen much of pioneer life and had endured the exposures and deprivations incident thereto. In his relations with the world, he was trustworthy and honorable. He was true to his friends and firm in his convictions on all questions pertaining to the rights and duties of man to man. About 8 years ago he was married to Mrs. Lucy Burr, who survives him.

Funeral services were conducted at the home on Monday, Rev. A. A. Hankins, pastor of the M. E. church of this city, being in charge. Interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery.
Tom McLaughlin and his sister, Mrs. James Early, arrived last Saturday from Medford, Okla., to be present at the funeral of their brother, Frank McLaughlin. They returned to Medford on Tuesday of this week. Mrs. Early's two sons, James and Raymond, also arrived here on the same day. James returned this week to his studies in the Kansas University. Raymond remained here and will work for a while on the McLaughlin farm and ranch.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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