The subject of this notice parted this life June 15th, 1891, at his fathers house near this city in the forty-seventh year of his age. He was the oldest son of David and Lucy Dalby and was born in Edwards county Ills; came to Kansas in 1869, was one of the first settlers of Independence, was a charter member of the Masonic fraternity of that place. In 1871 he entered the farm now owned by Mr. Casper Glatfelder. Afterward became the leader of the famous Dalby Band, was an expert in music and before having his hand cripled two years ago was rapidly acquiring a reputation as a violinist. He prided in an upright life, was scrupulously honest and claimed to have never done an intentional wrong; He honored his parents almost to idolatry and was loved in return by the entire family: was buried in the Havana Cemetery the 16 (h. inst.[??]) with Masonic honors.
|Transcribed and Contributed by Sullivan, Donald L|