Funeral Last Sunday
Leonard Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Wallace of this city, died at the Wallace home in the southwestern part of town at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 1921, after an illness of about one week, the result of an attack of quinsy. At first an abscess formed in the threat, and later infection seemed to set in. Funeral services were conducted from the home on Sunday afternoon, and were in charge of Rev. W. M. Austin, assisted by Rev. J. B. Handy, of the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Austin's remarks were appropriate and impressive. He paid a fine tribute to the sterling character of the deceased and in the most complimentary terms referred to him as a fine type of young manhood. A selected choir sang "The Little Brown Church in the Vale" and "Soldiers of the King" very beautifully. A large number of the neighbors and friends, including many schoolmates were present. Many beautiful flowers covered the casket. Interment was in Crown Hill cemetery.
Leonard Palmer Wallace was born in Macksville, Kans., on July 15, 1907, and at the time of his death was 14 years, 4 months and 23 days of age. The family came to this city about ten years ago. Leonard was a member of the Freshman Class in the Coldwater high school and stood well in all his studies. He was one of the best liked young men in school, and in the entire community he was regarded as one of our most promising young men.
He was industrious and ambitious, dependable under all circumstances and always kind and courteous. His disposition was of such a sunny nature that he was well known to all as "Happy" Wallace, a name which very appropriately conformed to his genial disposition. He united with the M. E. church about four years ago. In Sunday school and church work he had always taken an active part, never shirking any duty or obligation. He will be sadly missed in the home, among his school mates and by the people of our city, who had known him. Besides his father and mother, Leonard is survived by five brothers and five sisters. All are yet at home except one sister, Mrs. Gladys Ezell of Valley-tp. and one brother, Winfield Wallace, of Wichita. the bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
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