Name:    William Louis Melvin

From:  The People's Herald, Lyndon, Kansas
Date:  Thursday, March 10, 1938

William Melvin Found Dead

Neighbors went to the home of William Melvin, Sunday, and not being able to rouse him, broke the door open which had been locked from the inside and found him dead, but still sitting in his chair where he had apparently been reading, as a newspaper was on the floor by his side and his coal lamp had burned dry. The condition of his body showed that he had been dead about two days, death being caused from a heart attack or a stroke. He was a very friendly and honest man and was always anxious to pay in some way for favors shown him.

William Louis Melvin was born near Lexington, Washington County, Iowa on March 26, 1864 and died about March 4, 1938 at the age of 73 years, 11 months, 20 days. The family moved from Iowa to Kansas several years ago and have lived in this and the surrounding communities since that time. Mr. Melvin's home was about six miles southeast of Melvern. He leaves a son and his wife, Edith, who live in the east; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Service of Ottawa; a sister, Mrs. Burton Ashcraft of Quenemo; a brother Joseph Melvin of Wichita; a brother Charles Melvin of Salina and a sister, Mrs. Elma Smith of Melvern.

Funeral services were held at the McVey-Jones Mortuary at Waverly on Tuesday at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E.T. Lacey.  Interment was in Curry Cemetery, north of Quenemo. The pallbearers were Fayette Irey, George Slater, William Ragin, Gene White, Joe Wilson and Mr. Schelenberger.