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THE WESTERN STAR, 7 January 1944
Obituary of ARTHUR C. HUCKELBRIDGE
WELL KNOWN COLDWATER INVENTOR DIES SUDDENLY

A. C. Huckelbridge Had Been Resident of County Since 1906

A. C. Huckelbridge, who had been a resident of Comanche county for over 37 years, passed away Thursday of last week at his home in this city after an illness of several months, due to a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon of this week in the Methodist church in this city with the pastor, Rev. Major W. Parker in charge.

There were many flowers, sent as a tribute to a good man. Miss Helen Allderdice and Mrs. J. W. Brewer sang "God Will Take Care of You" and "Will The Circle Be Unbroken?" and Mr. and Mrs. Gurney T. Hadley sang "Face to Face." Mrs. Wm. Brumbraugh was the accompanist. The active pallbearers were Victor Gates, J. W. Brewer, James and Victor Allderdice and Frank and Ralph Todd. The honorary pallbearers were Chas. E. Allderdice, Claude Sims, Frank Dodson, H. B. Cloud, Gus Bramlett and Harry York.

Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery near Coldwater.

Arthur C. Huckelbridge, son of John and Hannah Huckelbridge, was born in the home of his parents near Bunker Hill, Macoupin county, Illinois, December 12, 1870, and passed away December 30, 1943, at his home in Coldwater, Kansas, aged 73 years and 18 days.

He attended school in Bunker Hill, Illinois, and at the age of 17 united with the Baptist church retaining his membership there.

At the age of 19 he came west to the Black Hills of South Dakota, thence to the Indian Territory and Kansas, later returning to his old home in Illinois, until in the fall of 1895 he located in Wellington, Kansas.

On March 17, 1898, he was united in marriage with Miss Bertha Reed of Wellington, Kansas. To this union seven children were born, all of whom are living - Mrs. Anna Carthrae and Mrs. Margaret Seyfrit of Coldwater, John Huckelbridge of Chaular, California, Mrs. Juanita Taylor of Beatrice, Nebraska, Mrs. Myrtle McIntyre of Wichita, Kansas, Walter Huckelbridge of Coldwater and Arthur Huckelbridge II, some where in the Pacific.

For a number of years he was foreman of a nursery in Wellington, Kansas, coming to Comanche county in the fall of 1906, where he engaged in farming until going to Arkansas in 1912 as foreman of the Moffet Bros.,
Lewis and Andrews ranch, returning to Comanche county in 1915, where he again engaged in farming at the Dodson farm southeast of Coldwater. Afterwards he took up road construction.

At the time of his death he was engaged in the manufacture of dehorning chutes, a product of his own invention.

He was an upright citizen, honorable in all his dealings with his fellow man, a true and loyal friend and a devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, four daughters and three sons, 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Henderson, of Thayer, Kansas, and a brother, Walter Huckelbridge of Bunker Hill, Illinois, and many other relatives and friends.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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