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THE WESTERN STAR, 12 August 1904
Obituary of GEO. MEISINGER
Death Claims Geo. Meisinger.

Another honored citizen of Protection is gone. At 9 o'clock a.m. on last Friday Geo. Meisinger of that city died in St. Francis Hospital, Wichita, after an illness of about two weeks, the result of a severe attack of typhoid fever. About 4 weeks ago Mr. Meisinger, accompanied by his wife, went to St. Louis and spent a week at the World's Fair. They started on their return home on Sunday, July 17. On the way home Mr. Meisinger took quite sick and was unable to come farther than Wichita. After reaching that city he went directly to the hospital and the best medical services in the city were secured. He grew some better, but the hard study (at reading law) during the past two years, together with the work of conducing his business, that of lumber and coal dealer in Protection, and the wearisome trip to St. Louis, proved too much for the strength and endurance of his nervous system, and his once strong system succumbed to the ravages of the fever. Death came with the serenity and resignation of a peaceful sleep. His wife and two children were at his bedside at the time of death. Just before passing away he recognized them affectionately and gave evidence that, while he regretted to leave them, he was prepared to die.

The remains were taken to Galva, McPherson-co., where impressive and appropriate funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Christian church by the Christian minister from McPherson, Kansas. The pall bearers were selected from the Masonic Lodge. Interment place in McPherson cemetery where his mother and two brothers were buried. He leaves an aged father, two brothers and four sisters, and a wife and two children - a son, George, aged 5, and a daughter, Pearl Maude aged 2, to mourn his untimely death.

Deceased was born in Naperville, Illinois, on March 2, 1875, and was therefore, 29 years, 5 months and 3 days of age at the time of his death. At the age of 7 he moved with his parents to McPherson-co., Kansas, where he grew to manhood. He graduated from the high school of his home town and afterwards took a business course in the Central Normal College at Great Bend. At the age of 18 he took charge of the Santa Fe office at DeGraff, Kansas. Two years later he was stationed at Chase, where he remained for a couple of years. On January 19, 1897, he was married to Miss Maud Bozarth of Topeka who for 5 years, had been engaged in missionary work as a singing evangelist, under the directions of the state board of the Christian church. Soon afterwards he was appointed Santa Fe agent in Attica, Kansas, where he remained 3 years. He always proved a reliable and efficient employee of the company. Nearly four years ago he quit the railroad business and moved to Protection where he had been engaged in business up to the time of his death. As a business man he was quite capable, honorable and trustworthy in all his dealings; as a husband and father he was devoted and companionable; as a citizen and neighbor he was highly respected by all who knew him. As such he will be greatly missed. Mr. Meisinger was converted and united with the Christian church in 1897 at Chase, Kansas. Owing to the absence of a church organization of that denomination at Protection, he and his wife placed their letters in the Baptist church recently organized by Rev. I. W. Bailey at Protection. The funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. Bailey at 11 a.m. next Sunday at the M. E. church, in Protection, to which services all are invited.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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