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THE PROTECTION POST, 16 February 1922
Obituary of G. W. SNELL
PIONEER DIES

Friday evening at a hospital in Wichita G. W. Snell answered the death summons and crossed the silent river. The body accompanied by his son, was returned to Protection, Saturday.

Mr. Snell was a pioneer of this section having come to Comanche county in 1885 and had continuously since that time made this section his home. In the early days he had his wife who preceded him in death several
years ago proved up land northeast of Protection and endured all the hardships of that early day in this part of Kansas. But Mr. Snell stayed out the times good and bad sharing in all equally and was at the time of his death the possessor of a fine section of Bluff Creek bottom land and had one of the most productive and best improved farms in this part of Comanche county. Mr. Snell was an industrious, and useful citizen and
his passing will create a void in the useful men of this part of the county.

He had been taken to Wichita last week by his son, H. V. Snell, in hopes that something could be done to stay his failing health. Some two years ago Mr. Snell suffered a stroke of paralysis and while he partially recovered he had never fully rallied from the effects of the attack and some months ago a steady decline in his general health was noticeable. Until but a few days before he left for Wichita he was around and looking after his business interests.

The body accompanied by his son was returned to Protection last Saturday and the funeral conducted by the Rev. Allegood of the local Christian church was held from the church edifice in Protection, Monday afternoon, February 14th and the remains were reverently and tenderly laid to rest in the local cemetery by the side of the wife.

And thus they, the pioneers, the men and women of stout heart and true courage who braved the west in its rigors and dared to flout fortune in the face to rear this commonwealth of the times of 30 to 50 years ago are passing to their rewards after long and unusual lives.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to extend our most sincere thanks to the sisters of the Rebekah lodge and those of the local chapter of the Eastern Star and the friends and neighbors who so kindly and willingly assisted and helped us during the illness and death of our dear father and brother. Mrs. O. L. Hughes and family, Harvey V. Snell and family, Mrs. O. M. Edmonston and family, Mr. Elias Snell, Miss Mattie Snell, Miss Ida Snell.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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