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THE WESTERN STAR, 19 August 1893
Obituary of JACOB H. HAM
Jacob H. Ham, aged 56, a highly respected citizen living about 12 miles northwest of this city, died suddenly at 8:30 o'clock Sunday evening. The symptoms and singular manner of his death has been pronounced a case of cholera or chlorine by the attending physician, which in turn has excited considerable interest and apprehension lest the dread scourge is becoming alarming close.

Mr. Ham had not been in the best of health for a number of weeks, but was able to perform his work as usual. Saturday, he was taken worse and went to bed. Mrs. Dr. Bowlby, a neighbor, was called in to administer for his needs. He continued to grow worse, and members of the family insisted on calling in a physician, but he strongly protested against it, saying he was not going to get well. Finally, Sunday evening Dr.
Laughead was summoned, and arrived only to find Mr. Ham in a semi-conscious state, death occurring about a half hour later.

The deceased leaves a wife and 5 children - 3 in Illinois and 2 at home - to mourn his untimely death. The funeral services were held Tuesday at Mullinsville, Kiowa county.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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