Clark County Clipper, January 24, 1929



We are in receipt of a letter from J. R. Walden of Winfield enclosing a clipping from the Winfield Courier telling of the death of Colonel Ed. Jacquins who resided in this section of the southwest in the early days.  Mr. Walden says that the deceased at one time owned a ranch in Oklahoma a few miles southeast of Englewood.  The clipping follows:

Colonel Ed Jacquins

Word has been received by Winfield friends of the death of Colonel Ed Jacquins, who died suddenly at his home in Los Angeles on January 13.  Funeral services were held on January 16 and burial was made in Riverside.  Colonel Jacquins was apparently in good health and at the time of his death was ready to go for his daily walk.  He died instantly, the report say.

Colonel Jacquins who was approaching 90 years of age, was one of the earliest residents of southern Kansas having come to the state when a young man, he took over a large tract of land near Cedar Vale and became a ranch man.  He was elected to the state legislature from that area, and it was due to his influences that the county was named Chautauqua, friends here said today.  Mr. Jacquins had formerly made his home in Chatauqua, N. Y

When he retired from active work of raising stock, Colonel Jacquins moved to Winfield to take up residence.  He with his family lived in the house which was later remodeled in to the Lutheran Orphan's home.  The Colonel and his family moved to Los Angeles about fifteen years ago, after having lived in Winfield for a number of years.   -Winfield Courier.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 2, 2005.

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