R. E. SWEENEY GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Mar 26, 1906
MANY ATTEND DR. SWEANEY’S FUNERAL
funeral of Dr. R. E. Sweaney, which was held at the Church of God yesterday
afternoon, was very largely attended, hosts of people coming from the country to
be present at the services. The
doctor was an old soldier and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and
his pall bearers were selected from among the members of the Chanute post.
The post had nothing Else to do with the funeral but its Members were out
in force. Dr. Sweaney was one of
the first physicians in this part of Kansas.
He came to Neosho county from
Tennessee in 1868, and at that time was the only doctor between Yates Center and
Fort Scott. He made many long trips in the early days, keeping up his
practice until ten or twelve years ago. If the patients had not the means
to pay him, it was all the same to the doctor, and it was said of him yesterday,
all who knew him well. “I don’t
think that Dr. Sweaney ever
intentionally wronged any man, in word of deed, in all of his life.”
He was 78 years old, and leaves a wife and two children.
His death was caused by a complication of diseases attendant upon throat