|George Q. Cubine was born on Walker's creek, near Mechanicsburg, Virginia, August 25th, 1856. His father died in 1862, leaving his widow and four small children. At the age of 19 George came to Kansas to live with his uncle, J.W. Cubine, of this city. He was married December 29th, 1881, to Alice A. Keyton, daughter of Thomas and Mary Keyton. Three children have been born to them. Jennie, born October 20th,1882, died December 31st, the same year; Charlie, born January 9th, 1885, survives; Ethel, born September 1st, 1890, died August 27th 1891. At the age of 16 he was converted and became a member of the M.E. church, South. After he left Virginia he never had the opportunity of uniting with that denomination and was not a member of any church at the time of his death. He had a strong faith in God, and a veneration for all things good. His good qualities were best known to his immediate friends and relatives. Warm hearted and generous, a loving husband and father, a true friend and always quick to aid. We know how impulsively he left his work, snatched the Winchester from it's place, and rushed to help the townsmen protect their property. As a mechanic, his loss is irreparable; he was unsurpassed for swiftness at his work; honest and faithful to the interest of others. The blow falls with crushing force on an aged mother, a helpless, invalid brother and a married sister and brother. In the family of his uncle, where he made his home for so many years, there is bitter mourning as over a dear son and brother. His wife and uncle were both away from home at the time of his death, and this adds greatly to their sorrow, at the loss of one whose memory will ever be gratefully and affectionately remembered.
Copied from microfilm roll: M122A of The Coffeyville Journal, 14 October, 1892. Microfilm is located at the Coffeyville Library, Coffeyville, Kansas.
|Contributed by Laura McAnarney-Hilderbrand|