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Obituary- Lumpkins, John G.

John Lumpkins Dead

The sad news of the sudden death of Mr. John Lumpkins of Topeka which reached Rossville last Friday morning was a shock to everyone. He was well known here, having been a citizen of Rossville most of his life and for many years conducted a barber shop at this place. His death was a shock because no one had any reason to expect such news. Mr. Lumpkins was yet a young man and known to be of rugged health. The end was undoubtedly unexpected on his part, for it was all so sudden--taken slightly ill in the evening--the next day he died. A stroke of apoplexy was the cause of his death.

Mr. Lumpkins moved to Topeka a little more than a year ago, and it was in Topeka that he died. Last Friday the body was brought to Rossville on the morning train. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the Rev. John H. Lamb officiating. The church was crowded with his old friends who had come to pay their last respect to the departed. His body was interred in the Rossville cemetery. The obituary follows.

John Lumpkins was born near Tecumseh, Shawnee County, Kansas, February 24, 1872. He came to Rossville with his parents when he was yet a child. Here he lived the remainder of his life, except the past year.

The past year he lived in Topeka, where he died on February 24, 1910, at 9 o'clock. It is interesting to note that Mr. Lumpkins died on his birthday--being therefore just thirty-eight years old.

On January 6, 1897, Mr. Lumpkins was married to Miss Minnie Hawks. His wife and three children are left to mourn the loss of a good husband and father. Five sisters and two brothers survive him.

Having been a citizen of Rossville so many years he enjoyed a wide circle of friends, who sorrow with the grief stricken ones and extend their heartfelt sympathy.

[From The Rossville Reporter, March 4, 1910]


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