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Obituary of Mrs. William McNickle



Mrs. William McNickle

After almost three months of illness and distress from a general break-down, it was the will of God to relieve Mrs. William McNickle from her suffering on 26th of July 1912.

The deceased was a pioneer of Stafford county, having come here from West Virginia 27 years ago.  The family endured the struggles and hardships incident to pioneer life, but with the development of the country came prosperity, in a measure, to this family, and the sturdy parents had labored hard to accumulate a competency with the idea in view of Spending their last days in peace and rest, but “man proposes and God disposes,” for when they had reached this stage Mother McNickle’s health failed and she grew gradually worse until the end.

Deceased was born in Meigs county, Ohio, August 1, 1835, died at their comfortable country home five miles southeast of Stafford at 9”35 o’clock Friday evening, July 26, 1912 from the infirmities of old age, being at time of death 76 years, 11 months and 26 days old.  She was united in marriage to Wm. McNickle at Letart, Ohio, March 17, 1862 and to this union was born eight children, six of whom with the aged father survive her and were all present when the end came they being; Harvey McNickle of Zenith; George McNickle of Aline, Oklahoma; Mrs. Minnie ferris of Stafford; Miss Cora McNickle; Mrs. Jennis Ream of Turon; and Mrs. Lecta Stephenson of Rozell, Kansas.  The two children who preceeded her to the Great Beyond were Sarah Elnora who died in infancy and Arletta Bellwood who died at Turon, Kansas, May 4, 1909.  Besides these children, Miss. Grace Adair now Mrs. Grace Foster of Minneola, Kansas, was given into the care of this estimable old lady and her husband and grew to womanhood under the same kind treatment as was accorded the other children.

Deceased was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Mt. Oliver, W. Va., in1860 and lived a consistent Christian life until the end.  In sickness or in death she was always present with kind and loving works and a helpful hand.  She was a loving, good and kind wife and mother, a good neighbor and a woman loved and respected in the community.  Truly the Lord in His providence hath seen fit to take from our midst one of our best women.

Funeral services were conducted from the First Methodist church in Stafford Sunday afternoon, July 28 at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Abel Bond assisted by Rev. g. W. Akers after which interment was made in the beautiful Stafford cemetery.

Turon Weekly Press
Turon, Reno County, Kansas
Thursday, August 1, 1912
page – 3 *** column – 2


Submitted by Rose Stout on August 1, 2006



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