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THE WESTERN STAR, 28 February 1918

One of Our Leading Citizens Cut Down in the Flower of Life

In the death of Earl Nellis Redfield our community has lost one of its best citizens. His death came at 1:30 Tuesday morning, February 26th, after an illness of but a few days duration.

Mr. Redfield, or Earl, as he was generally known, was a successful farmer and ranch man. He dealt largely in cattle, and to see his stock numbered among the best was his great desire.

In this home the kindliest feeling was always manifested, ever ready to do and make everyone happy. To his neighbor always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need as well as good counsel and advice.

Trying in weakness to follow his Master, for no greater service can any man render than that of service to his fellowness.

In 1908 he was married to Octia Fisher, daughter of Daniel and Maggie Fisher of Wilmore. To this union four children were born; Glen Eldon, age 6, Typhena Mae, age 4, George Hyrum, age 2, and Carl Nellis aged 4 months, all of whom with the wife survive the husband.

He also leaves his mother, Mrs. W. J. Bonar of Copeland, Kansas, two sisters and three brothers; Eva L. Perry of Ashland, Kansas, and Minie V. Lukens of Atchison, Kansas, and George A. Redfield of Monument, Kansas, Chas. H. Redfield of Bucklin, Kansas, and R. R. Redfield of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, with a host of friends.

The funeral was held Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Christian church at Wilmore, Elder E. L. Barnaclaugh, pastor of the Re-organized Latter Day Saints church of Wichita, Kansas , preached the sermon. His text was
"God is Love."

Brother Redfield's body was laid to rest in the Wilmore cemetery.

What more can be said other than, though his life was short lived, yet it was one of service.
In the death of Earl Redfield our community has lost a man who stood for bigger and better things for Wilmore and vicinity. He was the founder of the Wilmore Telephone Exchange. It was he who started the agitation last fall for a park for Wilmore and he contributed some articles in the News putting the proposition before the public. He was also a contender for good roads and other public improvements.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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