Parker Wright, who was one of Comanche-co.'s early settlers and best known citizens, died at 11:40 p.m. on last Monday, January 26, 1925, at his home in this city, after a sickness resulting from bladder trouble, and which began several months ago. Nearly a year ago he underwent an operation in a Wichita hospital and spent some time in that city. Later a cancerous condition of the bladder seems to have developed. His condition of health gradually grew worse, especially since last fall. He bore his suffering with remarkable patience, and, toward the end, seemed resigned, and carefully planned all his business affairs.
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Wednesday afternoon and were in charge of Rev. W. T. Walker of Presbyterian church. A male quartet composed of Perl Boshell, Elza Holmes, William Brumbaugh and W. G. Case sang two selections. A large crowd of Mr. Wright's old acquaintances and friends attended the services. Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery.
Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nodial Wright. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on October 2, 1854. At the time of his death, he was 70 years, 3 months and 24 days of age. Mr. Wright lived in Michigan until the year 1885, when he came to this county, and has ever since made this city his home. On December 8, 1885, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Lizzie DeBoe, who survives him. Mr. Wright's brother, Milo Wright, who came to this county with him, died about 15 years ago in this city.
Throughout all the 40 years of his residence in this county, Mr. Wright was prominently identified with the livestock interests of Comanche-co. He also had a number of business interests in this city. In all his dealings he was honest and dependable. He had a generous and sympathetic nature, and was known to many people throughout this and adjoining counties. In his passing away, Comanche-co. loses another of its pioneers - another of the settlers who came when the county was young and who stayed with it through the 40 years of the county's history. Thus, one by one, the "old guard" pass on.
The Original Coldwater Cemetery "It now appears that our present cemetery, consisting of 40 acres, has been proven up by some unscrupulous party and sold, so it cannot be used longer as a cemetery." -- The Western Star, 9 July 1887.
District Court Proceedings
The Coldwater Review, March 2, 1888.
Dr. G. W. PRICHARD
"SOLOMON W. MILES KILLS DR. G. W. PRICHARD", The Western Star, May 10, 1890.
EX-CASHIER WEILER ARRESTED: Charged With Receiving Money When the First National Bank Was Insolvent, The Western Star, February 18, 1893.
Cash M. CADE: The Early Days of Coldwater
The Western Star, February 25, 1921 and March 17, 1922.
Obituary: William BARLOW
Surnames: Barlow, Burt, Cole, Connaughton, Harbaugh, Janson, Kimple, Leonard, McIntire, Powell & Wright.
Coldwater Centennial Notebook, 1884 - 1984 by Evelyn Reed
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