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THE WESTERN STAR, 27 January 1911
Death Of Lucina Jane Wells.

Lucina J. Holmes was born in Tioga-co., New York, in the year 1840. In 1857 she was married to Alfred M. Wells at Candor, New York. Their family consists of Willia Holmes, who died in infancy: Susie Louise, who
married J. W. Wood and lives in New York; Fred Ernest, who married Jessie Woodburn in Barton-co., Kans., and Frances Adelaide, who married D. S. Van Gundy at Kinsley, Kans. Mr. Van Gundy was then pastor of the Kinsley Methodist church. Mrs. Wells came with her husband to Kansas in the year 1890 and they lived for a time in Barton-co., then for years near Kinsley, where Mr. Wells, her husband, died nearly six years ago.

After Mr. wells death Mrs. wells removed with her son, Fred to Comanche-co., where they came to avail themselves of the opportunity for getting land. Mrs. wells had her home in Wilmore, a few miles from her country place, which is near her son, Fred's place. On January 19, 1911, she died in own home, where her people and kind neighbors came to minister to her during the few days she lived after being taken sick with pneumonia. Everything was done that loving hands could do to smooth her pathway to the grave and to love ones gone before. But she had passed the "three score years and ten" of scripture and did not have sufficient vitality to recover. Only a short time before her death her faithful physician said: "Oh we cannot spare her; everybody loved her, and when any one was sick she was right there." In various ways she expressed her willingness to go, and said: "Everything is all right." Once she looked up to her husband's picture and said to her son, Fred:
"I will soon be with pa." Her range of sympathy with life was usually broad. Everything interested her, and if she had lived a generation later and could have enjoyed the advantages of education to a greater extent, she would have been a person of very great power for good. She
was, however, self educated to a considerable extent and possessed an unusual gift in conversation. Those who knew her best can not but think of her as having passed on into a larger life where she can enjoy mental
and spirtual development without hinderances which often hamper in this world. The funeral services were held at the home in Wilmore and were conducted by Rev. H. Stout. A large company of sympathetic neighbors were present. The body was taken across the country for burial in Kinsley cemetery, by the side of her husband.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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