SAMUEL M. HARMON GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Yates Center News, Friday, June 23, 1905, Pg. 5
Vol. 29, No. 7
Samuel M. Harmon was born in Carter county, Tenn., on the 24th day of Feb. 1847, removed in early youth with his parents to Kentucky, where at the age of 16 he enlisted in Co. E, 34 Regt. Ky. Vol. Inft., and served throughout the war of the Rebellion.
Shortly after the war he was converted and joined the M. E. church, of which he was a member at the time of his death having lived a loyal and consistent Christian life for 40 years. In 1869 he was married to Miss Mary E. Craig and to this union 12 children were born, eight of whom preceded him to the great beyond. In 1884 he moved to Coffey county, Kansas, and in 1895 removed to Woodson county.
By his upright dealing and genial disposition he made a host of friends.
From March 4th of the present year he was confined to his room with an attack of rheumatism and although everything was done for him that his loved ones could obtain, but to no avail and on June 16, 1905 he died. During his long illness he showed great patience and Christian fortitude in enduring his pain and being thoroughly prepared he welcomed death as a release from suffering.
A wife, two sons and two daughters survive him and with a host of friends mourn his death. “Yet we weep not as one that has no hope,” for our loss is his eternal gain.
The funeral sermon was preached at the Rose M. E. church under the auspices of the I. O.O. F., June 18, 1905, and the remains were buried in the Kalida cemetery beside a daughter who died about two years ago.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kind assistance during the long illness and death of our beloved husband and father.
MRS. MARY HARMON AND CHILDREN.