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|THE LARNED EAGLE-OPTIC, 17 February 1899|
|Obituary of DANIEL McINTEER|
|Death of Daniel McInteer
One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in this city for a long time was that of Mr. Daniel McInteer, which occurred last Friday afternoon at his home two miles west of this city. Some days before Mr. McInteer had, while riding over some rough ground, sustained a rupture of a tumor which had grown in his abdomen. This rupture necessitated a surgical operation in order to relieve his bowels. The operation was performed by Drs. A. H. Cardier, of Kansas City, and J. B. and A. B. Ingels, of this city, as the one chance in a hundred to save Mr. McInteer’s life. That one chance, however, did not fall to the patient’s lot, and Mr. McInteer died under the operation, just as the last stitch was being taken in the wound. It is said that could he have rallied from the shock and lived five minutes longer, his chances for recovery would have been good.
Daniel McInteer was born January 19th, 1852 in Midcamy county, Kentucky, but had been a resident of Pawnee county about fifteen years. He had been married twice, his first union being to his cousin, Miss Lizzie McInteer, in December 1878. She died six months afterwards, in June 1879. His second marriage was to Miss Mary T. Avery, on February 11th, 1897. His second wife survives him.
The deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and was a Mason and an Odd Fellow in good standing. He was one of the most successful and popular farmers in Pawnee county, enterprising, progressive, public spirited. Of a jovial, open hearted disposition, he always had a cheery word and a warm, hearty hand-grasp for everybody. He was generous to a fault, and liberal in his contributions to Christian and charitable causes and public enterprises. Honest and conscientious, “Dan” McInteer’s word was known to be as good as his bond. In his death Pawnee county losses a substantial, highly esteemed citizen, his wife a kind and loving husband, his aged parents a dutiful son, and his brothers a wise and safe counselor. “Dan” McInteer’s place will be hard to fill.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in this city Monday afternoon, Rev. C. D. Hestwood delivering a beautiful and eloquent funeral oration over the remains. The interment was made in the Larned cemetery by Larned Lodge No. 167, A.F. & A.M., a large number of friends following the body to its last resting place. “Dan” has solved the last great mystery of life under peculiarly distressing circumstances, but he leaves behind him an unblemished record, a testimonial of the truth of the declaration that “an honest man is the noblest handiwork of God.” Words of consolation fall upon the ears of the bereaved ones like dew upon thirsty flowers, and cause hope to unfold again in strongest faith that he is not dead, only gone before to await their coming in that mansion not made by mortal hands but builded by the great architect of the universe.
|Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf|
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