Nathan Lindley, one of the pioneer settlers of Comanche county, died at his home, five miles northeast of Protection, Sunday morning about four o'clock. Mr. Lindley had been ill but a short time, hardly two weeks. The immediate cause of death was yellow jaundice, combined with pneumonia.
Mr. Lindley came to Kansas in 1884, settling near where Protection now stands. He was keen in his business dealings and frugal in his habits, prospering in the thirty-two years that he made this county his home. At the time of his death he owned 2,500 acres of Comanche county's best soil and was the possessor of much other real property in Oklahoma, besides owning stock in several corporations. He was also on of the county's largest livestock raisers. The larger bulk of his estate he willed to his brothers and sisters, but left many nice bequests to many of his neighbors and to those whom his business dealings had been amicable. His death came as a surprise to the community as but few people knew that he was ill. Mr. Lindley was a man of large affairs and sound business ability.
Nathan Lindley, son of Charles and Zilpha Lindley, was born August 18, 1885, in Bartholomew county, Indiana, and died at his home near Protection, May 7, 1916, aged 60 years, 9 months and 11 days. He was the second of eight children and the first of them to be called to the Great Beyond.
In early life he received an academic education from his home school. He was converted in early manhood to and was a consistent member of the Friends church. No organization of his chosen faith was in this section of the west near him but those that knew him best realized that his life was in keeping with the tenants of his faith and belief, being quiet and unassuming in his manner but never willingly offending or hurting any one. He came to Kansas in 1884 and endured the hardships of early life, but never lost faith in Kansas as a good place to live.
The funeral, read by Rev. G. M. Martin, was held from the home residence, Tuesday afternoon, May 9th, attended by a concourse of friends and relatives and interment was made in the local Protection cemetery.
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