THE REPUBLICAN- RECORD, GAGE, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1919 Local and Personal: Ed T. Massey Passes Away. Wednesday morning, July 9, Ed T. Massey in company with C. E. Daniels and J. M. Cress motored to the north end of the county to get oil leases and attend to other business, stopping at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Meegan for dinner, eating hearty and was jolly. In the afternoon he complained of his lungs hurting, but did not think it serious. Returning to Mr. Meegans he ate a light supper, gradually growing worse. Dr. Irvin was called but Mr. Masses passed away before the doctor could get there. Ed Tilman Massey was born at Galatia, Ill., April 3, 1873, died July 9, 1919, aged 46 years, 2 months and 26 days. He moved with his parents to Osage City, Kansas, when a very small child and grew up there. He united with the Methodist church in his young manhood. He was married to Lettie A. Hartman at Emporia, Kan., February 22, 1900, to them was born one daughter, Helen Katherine. Mr. Massey came to Gage when the country was new and little developed, opening up and establishing the store which is now the Edleblute store, and was one of the leading and progressive business men 9f those pioneer times. He moved from Gage in 1906, but always had interest here and spent considerable time in the community, and at the time of his death was planning to move back and go into business. His wife, daughter, one sister Mrs. H. C. Edleblute, and his cousin, Otto Massey, survive him. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. H. C. Edleblute at eleven o’clock Sunday morning, where numbers of his friends came to attend the last sad rites. The body was laid to rest in the Gage cemetery with his father, mother and sister Anna. There has gone from his family, his friends and the business world a man who will be greatly missed; a man brilliant, jovial whole-hearted, and one who attracted many warm friends. Out of town friends who attended the funeral were: Mrs. C. W. Hartman of Bartlesville, Okla., Albert Hartman, Emporia, Kans., Mrs. James Hastings and Mrs. George Hastings of Woodward.
Submitted by: Gordon Richard
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