Joseph Guizlo, who was well known in the northern part of Comanche-co. and the southern half of Kiowa-co., died at 8 o'clock a.m. on last Saturday, November 8, 1919, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry M. Stanley, in Garden City, Kans. Burial was made at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon in the Garden City cemetery, it having been Mr. Guizlo's expressed desire that he be buried at the place where death might occur. Rev. Scott of the Garden City Presbyterian church had charge of the funeral services, which were held at home.
Mr. Guizlo had been in declining health for some time. About five years ago he was thrown from a load of wheat and suffered severe injuries, from which he never fully recovered. A supposed leakage on the brain brought on partial paralysis, which ultimately was the cause of his death. The last stroke occurred about a week before his death, rendering him unconscious and he appeared never to have fully regained consciousness. He seemed to pass into a peaceful sleep toward the last, his principal suffering apparently being his inability to swallow, due to the paralysis. Some time before he passed away he expressed a readiness in every way for the event of death and he died with his faith in the risen Savior.
Joseph A. Guizlo was born at Burlingame, Kans., on January 1, 1860. In the year 1882 he moved to reading, Kans., where he lived until 1907, when he and his family moved to Comanche-co., settling on a farm 8 miles north and one mile east of this city, where they continued to live. About nine months ago Mr. Guizlo went to live with his daughter, Mrs. H. M. Stanley, in Garden City. In the year 1889 in Reading, Kans., Mr. Guizlo was united in marriage with Miss Mary Elizabeth Manning. To this union three children were born, the oldest, a daughter, dying in infancy. The surviving children are A. Earl Guizlo of this county and Mrs. Maudie Stanley of Garden City. Mrs. Guizlo, wife of the deceased, died on January 30, 1911. Earl and his sister were present at the time of their father's death, Earl and his wife having gone to Garden City one week before death occurred.
Deceased was one of our best citizens. He was kind and obliging to all, generous and considerate, and always dependable in all his business, he was thoughtful and kindly, his chief delight seeming to be to administer to the comfort and happiness of his family. As a citizen he always stood for the things which contributed to the best interest of the community in which he lived. In passing away we all feel a deep sense of sorrow because of the loss of a good friend, a good neighbor and a good citizen.
Ferrel (Taylor) Guizlo, wife of Charles Earl Guizlo, daughter in law of Joseph Guizlo.
Maudie (Guizlo) Stanley, daughter of Joseph Guizlo.
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