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Death of L. W. Brunson

L. W. Brunson, one of the well known farmers of Pawnee county, died Tuesday, April 16th, at
his home four miles east of Larned on the trail. The immediate cause of his death was paralysis, but Mr. Brunson had been in poor health since last fall, following a severe attack of influenza.

Mr. Brunson was born April 2, 1869 and died April 16th, 1929. Mr. Brunson had for many years been an active member in the Ash Valley Grange and was keenly interested in all agricultural pursuits. He was born in Illinois, but had made his home in Pawnee county for the past ten years.

Funeral services will be this afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. G. H. Cosper.
A complete obituary will be published next week.
The Tiller and Toiler
Thursday, April 25, 1929

Obituary – L. W. Brunson

Lilburn William Brunson was born in Adams county, Illinois, April 2, 1859, and died at his home four miles northeast of Larned on the Santa Fe Trail April 16, 1929. Mr. Brunson was 70 years and fourteen days old at the time of his death.

At the age of thirteen Mr. Brunson moved with his family to Nodaway county, Missouri, and there, when he was a young man of twenty-four, he married Mary E. Luce on March 15, 1883. In 1886 they moved to Barton county, where Mr. and Mrs. Brunson resided for twenty-four years. In 1910 they moved to Pawnee county, and Mr. and Mrs. Brunson have lived here ever since.

Mr. Brunson joined the Methodist church when a boy, and has been a faithful member ever since.
When he moved to Larned, Mr. Brunson united with the local Methodist church, and has been an active worker at all times.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Charles Brunson, of Larned; by five brothers, Henry Brunson of California, Charles Brunson, of Phillips county, Kansas, Albert Brunson, of Lowell, Mass., John Brunson, of Topeka, Kansas, and George Brunson, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also survived by two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Harriet B. McCormick, of California.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Friday, November 25, 2005 18:14:49

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