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THE TILLER AND TOILER, 5 September 1929
The Tiller and Toiler
Thursday, September 5, 1929

Obituary – David Tomlinson, Sr.

David Tomlinson, Sr., was born in Germantown, Penn., March 20, 1848, of English parents and departed this life at his home, two miles north and three west of Garfield, Kansas, at eight o’clock Tuesday morning, August 27, 192, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 7 days.
He grew to manhood in the vicinity of his birth and on March 12th, 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Patrick, of Philadelphia, Penn. To this union were born ten children; six of them being born in Pennsylvania. Two children, Clara and Thomas, died in infancy, and another, George, died in young manhood. He was also preceded in death by his wife, in 1921.
In 1887 he came with his family to Kansas, and settled on a small farm on the trail a few miles southwest of Larned. In 1891 he united with the M. E. Church in Garfield.
As an early settler he had many trials and hardships which he over came with true pioneer persistence. He was a man of unusual good health due to his clean living and healthful habits and at the age of 81 drove his own car and read without glasses. He was a man of natural wit and possessed a keen sense of humor, which made him popular with his friends (whom he loved to entertain with mirthful story.)
He was a respected, enterprising and industrious farmer and attended to the pursuits of the same until his death.
May his life of industry and frugality be an inspiration and example to those who knew him.
His is survived by his children: William, of Herber Springs, Ark.; Mrs. Ed. Kline, Jetmore, Kansas,; John, of Kinsley, Kansas; Charles, Edwin, David, Jr.; and Mrs. Fred Mackey, all of Garfield, Kansas. Also 23 grandchildren. He is mourned by a number of friends and other relatives.
The funeral services were conducted Friday, August 30th at 2:30 o’clock from the M. E. Church, by the pastor, W. B. Summers, and the interment was in the Garfield cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

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