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THE WESTERN STAR, 29 September 1916
Obituary of JAMES T. DALE

The news which reached this community on Thursday evening of last week that J. T. Dale had died at 1:30 o'clock a.m. on that day at his home in Kansas City, Kans., conveyed some surprise and a deep feeling of sorrow among the people of Comanche-co., so many of whom knew him so well and respected him with a feeling of real friendship. He was that type of man who constitute the best citizens in any community, and that is why so many feel so keenly the loss which his death occasions.

James T. Dale was born near Littleton, Ill., about 67 years ago. While yet a young man, during the latter part of the 60's, he came to Kansas and settled in Cowley-co., near the present site of Udall, thus becoming one of the pioneer settlers in that part of the state. He helped to organize the town of Udall, and for many years was one of the foremost business men and leading citizens of that city. He conducted a flouring mill in Udall for a number of years and was known far and near as an honorable and successful business man. About 15 years ago he purchased a tract of farm and ranch land a few miles south east of this city, and a few years later he and his son, George, conducted a general merchandise store in this city. The store was finally sold to the Coldwater Cash Mercantile Co., but the real estate possessions in this county are still retained by the Dales. From this city Mr. and Mrs. Dale returned to Udall. They moved from there to Wichita, where they lived for a while, going from there to Kansas City, Kans.

It was nearly 45 years ago that deceased was united in marriage with Miss Allie Spangler, whose home was in Shawnee-co., Kans., and this noble woman, whose life is still spared, was a constant source of encouragement and a real help through all the trying years of pioneer
life and during all the later period of their married life. Seven children-five sons and two daughters-were born to this union. The daughters-Miss Lilly and Mrs. O. J. Mark-both preceded their father in death. The sons are: George W., Glenn W., James Earl, Frank L. and Neal E. George, Earl and Frank still live in this county. W. L. Dale of Protection is a brother of the deceased.

Burial was made in the Udall cemetery on Saturday afternoon. Impressive funeral services were conducted in the Congregational church in that city. Mr. Dale had long been a member of the Masonic, Workman and Yeoman Lodges.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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