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Obit for John A. KAYLOR (1834-1902)
Posted by: Kim Baker (ID *****5656) Date: June 21, 2009 at 20:20:56
In Reply to: JOHN KAYLOR, m. BLINN; from Preble Co., OH to Labette Co., KS by C. A. Rose of 762

From the Parsons Daily Sun, Parsons, KS, March 9, 1902, page 3:


A Well-Known Citizen of Parsons and Member of the School Board.

John A. Kaylor, a well known citizen of Parsons and member of the School Board from the Fourth ward, died yesterday morning at his home, 2330 Clark avenue, at 10:45 o'clock.

His death was caused by paralysis, with which he was stricken Saturday morning, March 1st, at 7 o'clock. On that morning he went to the barn to attend to his stock and was found shortly afterwards by his wife in an almost unconscious condition.

He was taken to the house and a physician summoned, and all that medical skill and the tender care and nursing of his devoted wife and daughter could do was done for him, but his condition was serious from the first and he gradually grew worse from day to day until the end.

He retained consciousness to the last, and was able to recognize those around him, but was unable to make himself understood, it being only possible for him to articulate "yes" or "no." His last moments were peaceful, and he breathed his last surrounded by his wife, daughter and loving friends.

John Kaylor was born at Eaton Preble county, O., March 2, 1834, where he spent his boyhood and early manhood, with the exception of four years, which were spent in Cincinnati, where he attended college.

On the death of his father he took charge of the farm, supporting his mother and sister by his unaided efforts. On January 31, 1861, he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Blaine, of Springboro, Ohio.

It was 18 years ago last Friday that he arrived in Kansas, settling on a farm 2-1/2 miles northeast of Galesburg, where he lived until 5 years ago, when he removed to Parsons and has ever since lived here.

He had always been a farmer, until his removal to Parsons. Since his residence here he has not engaged in active business but has enjoyed well-earned rest from the cares and turmoil of business.

Although never a politician, he was always keenly interested in the affairs of the community in which he lived and he was several times elected to the office of school director, both in Ohio and at Galesburg, as well as in Parsons. He has been a member of the Parsons school board since last April, and his eminent qualifications for the office were apparent.

There survive him his wife, Catharine Kaylor, his daughter, Mrs. S. R. Chrisman of Galesburg, four granddaughters and her sister, Mrs. M. Clapsaddle, of Galesburg.

The burial will take place in Mount Hope cemetery at Galesburg, and will be condcuted by the Knights Templar according to their ritual, as was the request of the deceased.

(I am not related and have no further information on this family.)

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