Obituaries and Death Notices
J. C. REDFIELD -- The Wichita Eagle -- April 28, 1904 (condensed)
J.C.REDFIELD dies suddenly
J.C. REDFIELD, aged 72 years, ex-county commissioner of Sedgwick county and an old resident of Kansas, died very suddently at Cincinnati yesterday afternoon. The body will be brought to this city for burial.
J.C. REDFIELD had made Wichita his home continuously since 1872. He first came to Kansas from Ohio in 1857. He located in Allen county, where he served five years as sheriff. Later he engaged in the hardware business in that county. He served in the Kansas State Legislature from there in 1869. In 1872, Mr. REDFIELD came to Wichita and took charge of the United States land office here. Afterward he accepted a position as manager of a general merchandise establishment by the name of G. Y. SMITH & Co. He also served as a Justice of the Peace, and a county commissioner.
Mr. REDFIELD leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss. The children are Frank REDFIELD, who lives at 432 N. Topeka, and four married daughters. They are: Mrs. George DOWNING of this city; Mrs. Charles HARRIS of Texas; Mrs. Allen WOOD of this city; and Mrs. George WHITLOCK of Cincinnati.
Submitted by Ray Downing, 4571 McMillan Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89121 -- RDown3657@aol.com.