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THE WESTERN STAR, 9 July 1915
Obituary of FRANK KING
FRANK KING

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. last Sunday, July 4, 1915, Frank King died at his home in the eastern suburbs of this city. He had been in impaired health for several months. Bright's disease seeming to have been the cause of his sickness. For a few weeks prior to his death he had been confined to his bed a good portion of the time. He was about town occasionally, however, and seemed hopeful and cheerful. Preparations were being made by Mr. and Mrs. King to start Monday morning for Kansas City for the purpose of consulting a specialist. With scarcely any previous warning of alarming conditions, he passed away quite suddenly. The immediate cause of death was thought to be a cerebral hemorrhage.

Deceased was a native of Ohio, having been born in that state 60 years ago on the 29th day of last March. At a very early age he was left an orphan. Friends in San Antonio, Texas, gave him a home and his early
training. His nature naturally took on a preference for out door life, hence when quite a young man he became a "plainsman." It was not long until he drifted northward through Oklahoma into Kansas. About the year 1879 he became foreman of the "Comanche Pool," a cattle company which operated principally in this county. He thus became in the true sense of the word, a "pioneer" in Comanche-co. Where the county began to be settled (in 1884) Mr. King soon had a good ranch laid out in the southeastern part of the county. He stocked the ranch well and prospered. There were few people who knew the range better, or who knew cattle better than did he.

On April 15, 1889, in Medicine Lodge, Kans., Mr. King was united in marriage with Miss Almada Parker, Mr. and Mrs. King sold their Comanche-co. ranch nearly 5 years ago and moved to this city, having
purchased a 30-acre tract of land and a neat residence just east of the eastern limits of the city.

Mr. King was a whole-souled, honorable, christian gentleman. He united with the Presbyterian church of this city about 4 1/2 years ago and was an earnest, faithful follower of the Man of Galilee. In all his relations with his fellowmen he exemplified the truest and best
qualities of a good husband and a good citizen.

The funeral services, which were largely attended, were held from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday, the pastor, Rev. W. B. Leonard, being in charge. The pastor's talk was appropriate and
impressive and the entire service was a very fitting one. Interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery. the bereaved wife has the sincere sympathy of all.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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