Wichita Daily Beacon, Monday, Oct. 12, 1908
Oct. 10, 1908
PIONEER IS DEAD.
Passing of John McCormick, An
In the death of John McCormick, which occurred late Saturday afternoon, one more
of the city’s pioneers has passed away. Mr. McCormick had been a
resident of this city for thirty eight years, coming here in 1870 from Topeka.
At that early date in the history of Wichita, Mr. McCormick took up a homestead
west of the river and built his home where it now stands, at 1007 South Seneca
street. His claim lay west of Seneca street and north of McCormick Avenue,
which was so named in his honor.
For a good many years Mr. McCormick, has been more or less of an invalid from
diabetes. A few weeks ago he was injured by falling from a tree which he
was trimming and the shock from the fall hastened his death.
Born in Henry county, Iowa, in 1842 Mr. McCormick was 66 years old. After
serving through the civil war with the Iowa volunteers he came to Kansas and
settled in Topeka immediately after being mustered out. A few years later
he came to the new town of Wichita and has remained here ever since.
John McCormick is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary McCormick, a son, Arhur
McCormick, and three daughters Pearl and Marta McCormick and Mrs. Nettie
Freeman. All the children are residents of Wichita.
The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home. Reverend Walter Irwin of the West Side Presbyterian church was in charge.