The Larned Eagle-Optic, Friday, August
18, 1899, Pg 3
Death of an Old Resident.
John Arnold was born in South
Hamptonshire, England, July 3d, 1831, and died in Larned, August 12th, 1899,
aged sixty-eight years one month and nine days. At the age of twenty-three
he enlisted in the Crimean war, remaining until peace was declared.
Re-enlisting in the regulars, he served five years, during which time he was
sent to Canada. When discharged he went to Poughkeepsie, New York, where
he engaged in the business of carriage and wagon making. When war broke
out in this country he enlisted in the First New York mounted rifle company,
where he remained until the close of the war. When a young man he united
with the church, and ever thought that his church work was paramount to any
other. Only one son survives him, William Arnold, in Wheatland, Wyoming.
His love, patience and discreet dealings with his step-children have rendered
his bereavement equal to what it would have been if he had been their natural
father, and they mourn him with equal grief. Mr. Arnold had been failing
for some time, but Friday morning he got worse, when he came in to see the
doctor. He kept getting worse, so that he could not get back home, and so
was taken to the Presbyterian parsonage, where he died Saturday at 4:45 p.m.
The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday at 3 p. m.,
Rev. Fonken preaching from the text, “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
I. Cor. XV. 54.
The church was crowded. The
relief corps, G. A. R., and Daughters of the Rebekka and Odd Fellows attended in