JOHN MCCORMICK                                  

The Wichita Daily Beacon, Monday, Oct. 12, 1908

Died:  Oct. 10, 1908




Passing of John McCormick, An

Early Settler.


   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.