JOHN HARLAN GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, KS.
Died: July 2, 1896
ONE OF BURLINGTON’S
CITIZENS HAS GONE
Old Age Carries off John
Was Eighty-Five Years Old
The old citizens of Burlington will be shocked to learn of the death of John Harlan, which occurred at 7 o’clock last evening. Mr. Harlan has been a resident of this city for 30 years and was a worthy citizen. His conduct was always gentlemanly and upright. He was true to his word and true to his friends. Mr. Harlan had been failing for several years but had only been confined to his bed four weeks. Old age was the cause of his death.
Mr. Harlan served as a soldier in the 51st Indiana Volunteers. He joined the Masons when he was 30 years old. His body will be laid to rest this afternoon according to the Masonic ritual as he has often requested.
John Harlan was born July 17, 1811, near Danville, Ky. He married in 1835. October 30, 1866, they moved to Kansas and located on Scott creek, where they remained two years. They then came to Burlington and have since made this their home. Mr. Harlan kept the old Burlington hotel in the days when the M., K. & T railroad was built through here. He started the first dairy in Burlington. Mr. Harlan has been unable to work for several years and lived with his children. A month ago he went to Topeka to visit his daughter, Mrs. H. F. Jones. While there he became very sick and wanted to come home to die. He was brought here a week ago and slowly and peacefully passed away.
His wife, who was born in 1818, the year in which Queen Victoria was born, survives him. Their children living are: George Harlan of Los Angeles, Cal.; Jake Harlan, San Jose, Cal.; Mrs. H. C. Russell and Will Harlan, Des Moines, Ia.; Joe Harlan, Settle, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Hart, San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. Sarah Jones, Topeka; J. A. Harlan, Kansas City, and Mrs. Belle C. Jones of this city.
The funeral will be held at 4 o’clock this afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. D. Jones, conducted by the Masons. The interment will be at Mount Hope cemetery.