JOHN M. COSSITT                            GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

The Wichita Beacon, Tuesday, Apr. 15, 1913

Died:  Apr. 14, 1913




He Was Walking With His Grandson

When Death Came.



  John M. Cossitt, 76 years old, a resident of Wichita 42 years, dropped dead from heart disease in the third block on North Main Street at 5 o’clock Monday night while walking with his grandson, Bruce Cossitt.  He was one of the earliest engineers of the city.

  The deceased was a member of Garfield Post, G. A. R., serving in Company K, 100th Illinois.  His wife and five children are living.  The children are Fred J. Cossitt, 447 Riverside Avenue; C. M. Cossitt, 355 Indiana Avenue; C. F. Cossitt, 355 Indiana Avenue; Misses Mayme and Kathryn Cossitt, residing with their mother.  Funeral from the residence, 455 Riverside Avenue, Wednesday at 2 o’clock.

  The Garfield Post will assemble at its post room at 2 o’clock Wednesday to attend the funeral.  Pallbearers for the deceased are:  G. W. Bristow, J. M. Knapp, M. H. Bruce, J. B. Fishback, W. B. Miller and M. M. McCullister.