KSGENWEB INTERNET GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY COPYRIGHT NOTICE:  In keeping with the KSGenWeb policy of providing free information on the Internet, this data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied materiel.  These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other gain.  Copying of the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged.  Any other use, including publication, storage in a retrieval system, or transmission by electronic, mechanical, or other means requires approval of the file's author.

Obituary of FLOYD FOSS
Died at Swimming Pool
Death of Floyd Foss, Who Toppled
Into Water Last Thursday,
Attributed to Heart Affection

Floyd Foss of Garfield, suddenly toppled from the edge of the Crystal swimming pool at Lowrey park in Larned about 7 o’clock last Thursday evening, and when nearby bathers pulled him from the water they found that he was dead, a victim of a heart affection. Mr. Foss, who was twenty-three years old, had been a sufferer from heart trouble for many years, and doctors had warned him that any exertion was likely to cause immediate death. Mr. Foss had just finished swimming across the pool, and had pulled himself to a sitting position on the wall, when death came. A doctor, hastily summoned, stated after an examination that there was no water in Mr. Foss’ lungs, and that he was undoubtedly dead before he fell into the water.
Floyd Foss came to Larned about three weeks ago, and had been working on the Luther Converse farm since that time. Thursday evening he decided to go swimming, and drove to the pool unaccompanied. Mr. Foss was born in Garfield, and had lived there all his life, and his many friends will regret his sudden and tragic death.
Floyd Milbourne Foss was born August 3rd, 1906, at Garfield, Kan., and departed this life August 15th, 1929, at Larned, at the age of 23 years, 12 days. At the age of four his family moved to Woodston, Kan., where he grew to young manhood and during this time he attended the schools of Woodston. In 1923 they moved from Woodston to Burdett, where the family lived at the time of his death. When a child he had united with the M. E. Church at Woodston. Floyd had been a sufferer from heart trouble since a young boy but in spite of his affliction he was an industrious energetic young man and engaged in hard labor much of the time which would over tax his strength. While his death was very sudden it was not unexpected owing to his condition. He was preceded in death by his father, July 18, 1911.
His is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. A. Foss; three sisters, Mrs. Blanch Bennett and Sadie Foss both of Sterling, Colo., Ruth at home and one brother, Arthur of Lyons, his grandmother, Mrs. W. E. Cook of Garfield, his step-father, A. M. Foss, and eight step-brothers and three step-sisters, together with a number of other relatives and friends.
The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the M. E. church in Garfield by the pastor, Rev. W. B. Summer, and the interment was in the Garfield cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, November 24, 2005 21:40:32

Back to the Pawnee County Obituaries Index
Back to KSGenWeb Digital Library
Back to KSGenWeb State Index Page

An Extra special thanks to Blue Skyways, Home page for Kansas State Library, for donating space for the many KSGenWeb pages.

Page Design, HTML Coding and Layout - Copyright©2000-2009 by Kenneth Thomas, All Rights Reserved.
The KSGenWeb Project logo Copyright©1996-2009 by Tom & Carolyn Ward, All Rights Reserved.
For the limited use of the KSGenWeb Project.  Permission is granted for use only on an Official KSGenWeb Project page.
Copyright for transcribed obituaries reside fully with the respective newspaper.