JOHN FLUCK GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Evening Kasan-Republican, Monday, Mar.
17, 1913, Pg 5
Vol. XXXV, No. 87
John Fluke another wearer of the
bronze button, has passed to the beyond, the death summons coming to him at his
home five miles northeast of Newton. He has not been in robust health for
the past two years having suffered a stroke of paralysis over two years ago, but
his death came unexpected yesterday. He had eaten his dinner as usual and
during the afternoon he had been out of doors, later he was overcome with a
stroke of apoplexy, the end coming in a short time.
Mr. Fluke was born March 1, 1844
in Germany and came to the States when a lad of nine years. His first home
was in Illinois. He enlisted in the army, Company A, Illinois light
artillery and was discharged in 1865. He came to Kansas in August 1876,
and resided in Harvey county since that time with the exception of two years in
Sedgwick county. He is a well known farmer in the community east of Newton
where the family has a host of sympathizing friends. He is survived by a
wife and eleven children, sons Adam, August, Will, Andy, John, Fred and
daughters Mrs. E. K. Gardner, Mrs. John Seaman, Mrs. Arthur Gates, Mrs. Will
Walton and Mrs. Vaden Robinson of Dodge City.
The funeral service will be held
at the family home at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning and at the cemetery chapel at
1:30. The latter service will be conducted by the Judson Kilpatrick post.