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THE WESTERN STAR, 23 March 1895
Obituary of JOHN G. CASH

Died - At Pawnee, Oklahoma, at 6:30 a.m., March 14, 1895, John G. Cash, from malarial fever. He was aged 35 years and 4 months.

John G. Cash was the brother of the editor of this paper. The first tidings of his sickness came to us by dispatch Wednesday of last week, and one day later another dispatch came announcing his death. It came so
sudden that we can scarcely realize it. He was only sick 10 days. His friends thought he would rally in a few days, but four days after he was taken ill he took a change for the worse and from that time till his death he was unconscious. He was buried at Highland cemetery at Pawnee, on Friday afternoon, March 15.

The deceased, at the time of his death was editor of the Pawnee-Times Democrat, the leading paper of Pawnee. He was a natural newspaper man and loved the business. He founded The Western Star of this city in
1884, and was editor and proprietor of the Star for four months when he was succeeded by the present proprietor. He has probably launched more newspapers in his short newspaper career than any man in the state, and nearly all the papers he started are still running. We note some of them as follows: 'The Progress, " Mound City, Kansas; "The Dispatch, Kincaid, Kansas; "The Western Star," Coldwater, Kansas; "Afton (I. T.) News"; Claremore (I. T.) "Progress", Tulsa (I. T.), "Review," Joplin (Mo.) "Daily Penny Dispatch," "Pawnee Times," besides he was part owner of the
Independence, Mo., "Progress" and "Border Star" at Columbus, Kansas. Just prior and for some time after the opening of the Strip he was press reporter for the Kansas City Times.

He was a member of the I. O. O. F., and at the time of his death was Noble Grand.

The Pawnee "Dispatch" of last week, in speaking of his death, says:

"By his untimely death a wife loses a loving husband, two boys a father's care, Pawnee county a good citizen and Pawnee a faithful friend. Mr. Cash has been a great factor in the building of our town and county, and in this respect it will be hard to find a man his equal. As an editor he was a success. His paper has held a place in the front rank of journalistic work in the territory. He was blessed with an unusually good faculty of writing and choosing matter that interested a majority of his readers. When a mere boy he went into his uncle's office to learn the trade and has always followed that business."
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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