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THE WESTERN STAR, 31 January 1908

Mrs. John Stokes died at her home, one and one-half miles east of Protection, Kansas, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 26, 1908.

Lucinda Dobbins was born near Maxwell, Ind., on May 16, 1844. Her age at the time of death, therefore, 63 years, 8 months and 19 days. She was married to John Stokes on December 18, 1866. To this union six children were born, viz.: Mrs. Alta C. Goble of Greenfield, Ind.; Even U., ( a son who died at the age of 16); Sam R. of Protection, Kans.; Mrs. Besie I. Bixby of Cedaredge, Colo.; Miss Bettie Stokes of Protection, Kans., and Miss Ethel L. Stokes now of Cedaredge, Colo.

Mrs. Stokes came with the family from Indiana to this county about 20 years ago and had continued to make this her home. She united with the Primitive Baptist church in 1883 and was a true, faithful and consistent
christian. Her disposition was kind and lovable and everyone was her friend. Her desire was to love and to be loved. She had been afflicted with paralysis and heart failure for the past ten years. Heart failure was the immediate cause of death. She bore her suffering with much patience, and while her death was expected at any time it came as a saddening shock to her relatives and friends.

Services were conducted on Monday at 4 p.m. by Rev. I. W. Bailey of the Baptist church. He read from the 14th chapter of Job and from the 27th Psalm and talked from Rev. 14:13 "Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." G. S. Thomas and others conducted the singing. Many friends were present to pay a last tribute of respect.

Mrs. Stokes loved her native state, and as her request had always been to be buried there, it was granted and her husband started on Tuesday morning with the remains for Greenfield, Ind., where interment was made.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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