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THE WESTERN STAR, 20 October 1888
Maurice Royster, son of Mrs. Sallie A. Carter of Kansas City, died of consumption on the evening of October 8, in the 29th year of his age. His remains were interred at Independence, Mo., Wednesday of last week.

Maurice Royster was born in Independence, but had lived since quite a child with his mother in Kansas City. In 1881 he was compelled to leave home and seek a climate more conductive to his health. He came to
Western Kansas, where he began an active and out door life work on a cattle ranch, and continued this until the first of last year. Feeling that he had become strong and well, he returned to live if possible, with his mother and sister at home. How anxious he was that this could
be. But, alas! only a few months rolled by, when that enemy, conqueror in its every struggle, strikes again its second blow. Again, with a sorrowful heart, his back toward home, he returns to resume his Western life upon the ranch. He was never well after this, but, for a time, was much stronger. He fought heroically to live and perform his duties, when death stared him in the face. His pains and suffering were ineffable yet, he did not complain, not mourn. 'Twas the thoughts of mother and sister that made him weep as a child and show his tenderness of heart.

His last words were, after placing his head in a more comfortable position on his pillow, aided by the tender hand of mother, "I will go to sleep now," and, without a sigh or murmur, he entered that sweet sleep - the sleep that knows no death. Innumerable friends extend their
sympathy to the grief stricken family.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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