Saturday, April 26, 2014

Manford Merritt - Stroup Cemetery

2 Dec 1910 - Kempton Courier. Page 1?

Well Known Man Dies Suddenly
Manford Merritt Succumbs To Heart failure Wednesday
Funeral Services Held Today
When His Many Friends Pay Last Respects to His Memory.

Manford Merritt a prosperous farmer living about five miles northwest of Kempton died suddenly Wednesday morning of leakage of the heart.
Death must have occurred sometime between 8:30 and 9 o'clock, at which time he left the house to go and clean out the barn. Nothing more was seen nor heard of him and when he failed to answer a summons to dinner an investigation was made and his lifeless body found in the barn.
Mr. Merritt was a highly respected man and well known through out this part of the country. He is survived by his wife who has the sincere sympathy of the entire community.
Funeral is to be held today and interment will probably be made at the Stroup Cemetery.