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The Protection Post, December 12, 1918.


Mrs. Geo. Riner died at the Riner family home in the east part of Protection Monday, shortly after noon from pneumonia. Mrs. Riner had been ill but a few days, having taken sick of the flu about the middle of last week, and pneumonia developed, causing her death. Mrs. Riner was born in Attica, Indiana, February 22, 1855, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McFarland. In 1870 she removed with her parents to Oswego, in the southeastern part of this state, and there, on Jan. 3, 1873, she was married to Mr. Geo. T. Riner.

Mr. and Mrs. Riner lived at Oswego until in 1898 they moved to a farm in Grant county, Oklahoma. In 1906, twelve years ago, they moved from Oklahoma to Protection and proved up on the land now occupied by Philip Randall northwest of town, later retiring from that farm and moving into the home in Protection, at which Mrs. Riner died.

To Mr. and Mrs. Riner were born nine children, John Jacob, Geo. Franklin, Ernest Alvin, Charles Leroy, Edward Emery, Ida May, William Walter, Robert Crocket and Talbert Wayne, all of whom, together with their father, survive the mother, with the one exception of Robert who died in 1894. Beside these she leaves to mourn her loss sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild, as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends. The community is saddened by the loss of one of its most respected citizens, one who has endured the hardships of the pioneer life and been rewarded by seeing her children take their own places of responsibility in the community and labor for its good.

The funeral was held Wednesday after noon at the family home, the services being conducted by Rev. Shield, her former pastor, The children were all present at the funeral. The body was laid to rest in the Protection cemetery.


We wish to express to our many friends and neighbors our deepest appreciation for the kindly services and floral offerings given us during the recent illness and death of our darling wife and mother.

George T. Riner and Family.

Also see: Comanche County History, page 632.

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