Goodland Republic, Aug. 15, 1913
Died: Aug. 11, 1913
OF CHARLES HESTON
in Hospital at Topeka On Monday Afternoon
Charles Heston, father of the Heston brothers of this city, died of old age in the state hospital at Topeka, Kan., Monday. August 11. His remains were embalmed and shipped to Goodland in care of Bower & Sons, undertakers, arriving here Tuesday. The funeral was held from the home of his son. Marsh Heston, on East Eleventh street Wednesday at 3 p.m.. Rev. Stelson of Kanorado, officiating, and interment was made in the Goodland Cemetery.
Mr. Heston was one of the early settlers of Sherman county, and was a man highly respected by those who knew him. Nearly ten years ago his health broke down and ever since he has been in feeble condition. Naturally having a strong constitution he lived to a great old age. Had he lived until his birthday in March he would have been 90 years old.
Charles Heston was a veteran of the Civil war. having enlisted in Co. H, 14th Illinois Volunteers Infantry in June 1864 and was mustered out at the close of the war. He was a pensioner under the law of 1890, and a member of the G. A. R. in Illinois.
Be it resolved that we. the Kanorado Rebekah Lodge No. 505. extend our heartfelt sympathy to our brother and sister. Mr. and Mrs. John F. Heston, in the death and loss of their father. Mr. Charles Heston.
Be it resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family and that a copy be forwarded to the Goodland Republic for publication.
Be it resolved that a copy of these resolutions be placed on the minutes of our lodge and our charter be draped in mourning for thirty days.
H. Hartstine. Mrs. J. B. Ford, Geo. W. Pantzer, Committee.
CONTRIBUTED BY LLOYD P. HOLBROOK, RESEARCHER OF G. A. R. POST , W. R. ROBERTSON POST #428